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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.
Rebound and given the title Lectionnaire (f. 1r) in France in the 18th century (Quaritch).
Sold at auction at Christie's, 2 June 1999, lot 33.
Offered at auction at Sotheby's, 7 December 2004, lot 34.
Sold by Bernard Quaritch Ltd., cat. 1348 (2007), no. 11.
Bible. - O.T. - Psalms - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Psalters - Specimens.
Learning and scholarship - History - Medieval, 500-1500.
Form / Genre:
Glosses (annotations)
Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
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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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: Yes
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 12th century
Date: 1100
Genre: Canticles
Genre: Codices
Genre: Commentaries
Genre: Glosses (annotations)
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century
Subject: Bible. O.T. Psalms
Subject: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Subject: History
Subject: Learning and scholarship
Subject: Psalters
Page material: Parchment