The Macclesfield Psalter

Title:
The Macclesfield Psalter
Library:
Fitzwilliam Museum
Language:
Latin
City:
CAMBRIDGE (GREAT BRITAIN)
Shelf Mark:
MS 1-2005
Origin:
East Anglia (Great Britain)
Dimensions:
252 folios -- 170 x 108mm.
Date Description:
second quarter of the 14th century
Content:
Prayer book: Calendar - Litany - Prayers - Psalms - Canticles - Office of the Dead --
Hand:
textualis quadrata
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
begins with two full-page miniatures (St Edmund and St Andrew) -- fol. 8v: half-page miniature of Christ sitting on the rainbow -- fol. 9r: Dream of Jesse -- numerous elaborate historiated initials (large and small) and borders - droleries -- qrotesques -- daily life -- animals -- gold is used throughout -- small portraits of king and queen, etc. - on fol. 52r an interesting initial: a monk? stands within the border with his head in a capital D --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection BX 2033 .A35 M33 2008 5 Day Loan
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color photographic reproduction of the entire manuscript, in original size but showing a sequence of openings rather than reproducing the format of the original --
Publication Date:
2008
Place of Publication:
London (Great Britain)
Publisher:
The Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Printer:
Thames & Hudson, Inc. (New York, NY)
Notes:
Editor: Stella Panayotova
Type of Text:
calendar, devotional, prayer book, Psalter, religious