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Ms. Codex 1058 - [Glossed psalter]
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[Glossed psalter] [manuscript].
[Laon?, France, ca. 1100]
Physical description:
109 leaves : parchment ; 134 x 90 (95 x 48) mm. bound to 141 x 100 mm.
The Book of Psalms with extensive, mostly unattributed, interlinear and marginal glosses, followed by canticles with glosses.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment, 109; 1-3⁸ 4⁸(-4, no loss of text) 5-7⁸ 8⁸(-5, no loss of text) 9-10⁸ 11¹⁰(gathering of 8 with additional bifolium sewn in) 12⁸ 13¹³ (gathering of 8 with 5 single leaves sewn in); modern pencil foliation, lower right recto.
Layout: Psalms written in 22 lines, marginal glosses written in up to 58 lines; ruled in drypoint for psalms and glosses.
Script: Written in a late Carolingian minuscule; opening words of psalms and some headings in glosses in majuscules.
Decoration: Large (three-quarters page) opening initial (f. 1v) added ca. 1250, divided brown and red with penwork infill and surround in brown and red; initials and versal capitals added to early pages (ff. 2-16) in red, probably 13th c., otherwise left blank.
Binding: 18th-century French calf gilt (Quaritch).
Origin: Written in northern France, probably Laon, ca. 1100.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1058
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1058
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