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Detailed record for Additional 18298

Title Glossed Psalter with Canticles with an interlinear and marginal gloss attributed to the circle of Anselm of Laon (d. 1117).
Origin ? Germany, S. or France, E.
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 10 large initials with zoomorphic and foliate decoration in red, blue, green and yellow (ff. 2v, 30, 47, 63v, 64, 81, 102, 122, 124v, 143v) at major divisions in the Psalter. One large red initial with zoomorphic decoration on a green ground, marking Psalm 119, the first of the fifteen Gradual Psalms (f. 162v). Numerous small initials in blue, green or red, some with red penwork decoration.
Dimensions in mm 240 x 165 (165 x 140)
Official foliation ff. 196 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning + 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Gold-tooled brown leather,
Provenance ? The Benedictine abbey of St Georgenberg-Fiecht, Tyrol (Austria), founded in 1138: according to a pencil note in the British Museum's 'Minutes of Acquisition', the manuscripts that were acquired from Adolphus Asher on 8 October 1850 (see below) ‘chiefly come from the Monastery of Mount St George [...] above Schwaz in the Tyrol, of the Benedictine Order. Founded in the 12th century’.
Adolphus Asher (b. 1800, d. 1853), Berlin bookseller and dealer to the British Museum 1841-1853 (see David Paisey, ‘Adolphus Asher (1800-1853): Berlin bookseller, anglophile and friend to Panizzi’, The British Library Journal, 23 (1997), 131-53): purchased from him by the British Museum as part of a batch of 90 manuscripts on 8 October 1850.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
On f. 196r is a tract on curing hemorrhoids ‘Cura emorroydarum’ (in a contemporary script).
Unfoliated parchment stubs between f. 36 and f. 37; f. 38 and f. 39; f. 84 and f. 85; f. 86 and f. 87; f. 110 and f. 111; f. 134 and f. 135; f. 158 and f. 159; f. 180 and f. 181; f. 182 and f. 183.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1848-1853(London: Woodfall and Kinder, 1868), p. 96.


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'Beatus' initial

f. 2v
'Beatus' initial
Decorated initial

f. 30
Decorated initial
Zoomorphic initial

f. 63v
Zoomorphic initial
 
Decorated initial

f. 143v
Decorated initial

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