Canterbury Psalter

Title:
Canterbury Psalter
Library:
Library of Trinity College
Language:
Anglo-Saxon [Old English], French, Latin
City:
CAMBRIDGE, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
MS. 987 (olim R.17.1)
Alternate Names:
Eadwine Psalter -- Tripartitum Psalterium Eadwini -- Cambridge Copy of the Utrecht Psalter
Origin:
Canterbury
Date Description:
Mid-12th century
Author:
Eadwine (scribe).
Content:
Calendar -- Three versions of the Psalms (Jerome's 'Latin version' , Jerome's 'Roman version' and the Gallican version), in parallel columns, with interlinear glosses --
Hand:
English protogothic book script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous framed scenes occupying about a third of the page, above the text -- many of these scenes are copied from the Utrecht Psalter (but using green, red and blue)-- portrait of Eadwine (fol. 283v) -- plan of Christ Church (fols. 284v-285r) and also fragment of a plan of the waterworks of the monastery of Christ Church (fol. 286r) -- lavishly decorated initials --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Oversize BX 2033 .A3 C167 Non-Circulating(another circulating copy in Hesburgh General Collection)
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete -- Monochrome, with some colored plates --
Publication Date:
1935
Place of Publication:
London, Great Britian
Publisher:
P. Lund Humphries & co., ltd.
Printer:
Country Press, Bradford, Great Britain
Notes:
Extensive art-historical introduction. Other names: M R James.
Bibliography:
The Eadwine psalter : text, image, and monastic culture in Twelfth-Century Canterbury / edited by Margaret Gibson, T.A. Heslop, Richard W. Pfaff (Publications of the Modern Humanities Research Association ; v. 14) London : Modern Humanities Research Association ; University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992. -- For more information and digital version, see : http://sites.trin.cam.ac.uk/james/show.php?index=1229
Type of Text:
administrative, Biblical, bilingual, calendar, glosses, map, monastic, psalms, Psalter, vernacular