Short Psalter


  • Short Psalter, produced in the west English Abbey of Malmesbury
  • Stiftsbibliothek, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
  • Book of Psalms with liturgical calendar and litany of the Saints

  • Acquired by the Cloister of St. Gall since 1500 at the latest, the volume was "augmented" at this location by the addition of some recipes for medical preparations.

  • Short Psalter from the early 14th century, produced in the now dissolved west English Abbey of Malmesbury, with calendar and All Saints Litany, illustrated with artful initials and margin borders composed of leaves, flowers, animals and human heads. Saint Aldhelm of Malmesbury features very prominently in both the calendar of feasts and the saints celebrated in the Litany and this is the proof that the manuscript belonged at one point to Malmesbury Abbey.

  • Parchment · 118 pp. · 20.5-21 x 13.5-14 cm

  • German, Latin

  • Abbey of Malmesbury · 1301-1330

  • Copyright St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek. Images reproduced with their permission.

Reference Information
  • Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 14.
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