The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.2.38
Manuscript Title


Alternative Title

Psalterium Graece.

James Number 1142
Century 13th
Physical Description

18 lines to a page. In a large clear hand. The writing is very good. The titles, and initials of verses, are in gold.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. B. 5. No. 71. On the top of f.334 are some scribbles of cent. xv in an English hand (Ego sum bonus, and letters of the alphabet), whose presence shews that the book has been in England since medieval times.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 22.5 x 15
Folio 342 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Greek

first quire gone | 1 gone 28 38 4 gone 58-208 216 (wants 6) 228 (wants 1)-448 (wants 4, 5) 458 (bound after 46: wants 1, 8) perhaps a quire gone here 468 (wants 1, 8). Quires numbered on last leaf B-MϚ'; the last two have no number.

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Begins imperfectly in Ps. vi.
ν′κτα τὴν κλὀνην μου.
There is a lacuna from Ps. xvi (xv) tit. to Ps. (xviii) xvii.
καί μετὰ στρεβλου̑.
f.149b after Ps. lxxvii (lxxvi) is blank: Ps. lxxviii.1-ῃ̑σα ἐνετεὀλατο is wanting.
Ps. cli. (f.327) is mutilated and the beginning of ᾠδὴ Μωυσέως is gone. Then follow ᾠδὴ Μω′σεος ἐν τω̑ δευτερονομὀω (two leaves gone), Song of Hannah (beginning gone), Prayer of Habakkuk (beginning gone). Prayer of Isaiah (Ἐκ νυκτὠ̑ς) which ends imperfectly f.336b.

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