The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.1.51
Manuscript Title

The Sidney Psalms

Alternative Title

Sidney's Version of the Psalms.

James Number 1075
Century 16th
Physical Description

Beautifully written.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. C. 4. No. 135.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 19.5 x 15
Folio cir. 150 ff.
Binding Of cent xvii with good gold tooling.
Material Paper
Language English
IIIF Manifest URL
Online Since 05/10/2018


The Psalms of David translated into English Verse by that Noble and Virtuous Gent., Sr Philip Sydney.
Beatus vir: Psal. i.
He blessed is who neither looselie treades.
First printed in 1823: last in 1877 in Ruskin's Bibliotheca Pastorum vol. II.


The Sidney Psalms and Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, Library Blog (2019)

Kinnamon, N., 'The Sidney Psalms: the Penshurst and Tixall manuscripts', English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 2 (1990), 139-61

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