Short Psalter

Title

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

Provenance
  • 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.

Description
  • 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.
  • German, Latin
  • Parchment · 118 pp. 
  • 20.5-21 x 13.5-14 cm
Age
  • Abbey of Malmesbury · 1301-1330

Ownership/Copyright
  • 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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