RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 427
Extentff. 213
TitlePSALTERIUM GLOSATUM ANGLO-SAX.
Date10th century-11th century
DescriptionTitle by Sancroft.

1. End of Jerome's Prologue . . . . . f. i
- cidatur . unde consueta prefatione commoneo
- quam de purissimo fonte potare.
Rubric, discoloured, in capitals. Dicta sci' Agustini que sint
virtutes ps. . . . . . 1b
Canticum psalmorum . animas decorat
- et animam suam uiuificabit (added xv: in sec. sec. Amen).
Collect. Suscipere dignare ... hos psalmos . . . . . ii b
Added xv: Tibi domine comendamus animas etc.
List of days of the Moon (3 cols.) with characterisation and
prognostics (upper part of col. 1 faint) . . . . . iii a
e.g. Luna xvii Tola die bonum, xviii Infra dies, xx fiet.
This is somewhat later than what follows, viz.
Tables in red and black with neat frames . . . . . 4
Claves terminorum etc.
On 4b list of Termini with memorial verses and a xvth-cent.
note.
Collect (as above) Suscipere dignare ... hos psalmos (xv).

Text of Psalter beginning in red capitals. Large initial in
green with some ornament in red: in good style and of fair
execution, with convoluted ornament at top and bottom of
shaft . . . . . 5
Titles of psalms are in red capitals: added sub-titles in blue
and green, e.g. ps. 2 Christus de pass(ione) sua et potest....
ps. 3 vox christi ad patrem de iudeis etc. Those in green
ink belong to the set of arguments ultimately derived from
Theodore of Mopsuestia's Commentary. See J. W. Bright
and K. L. Ramsay in Jour. Theol. Stud. XIII. p. 525.
There are in all four sets of titles or rubrics in this MS.,
not all complete.
At the end of ps. 50 are added Collects (xiii-xiv) pro patre et
matre and a memoria of the Cross.
Ps. 51 (Quid gloriaris) has large plain initial.
f. 78 is a supply of cent. xv, but the Anglo-Saxon gloss is
copied after a fashion, imperfectly.
Before ps. 109 Dixit dominus (f. 141b) is a prayer. Oratio.
O summe deus miserorum consolator. It is an addition not
much later than the text, and partly glossed.
Ps. 151 Pusillus eram, not glossed . . . . . 182
Confessio pro peccatis ad deum, glossed, printed by M. Forster,
Archiv f. neuer. Spr. cxxxii. 329 . . . . . 182b
Hymn in A.-S. Eala drihten leof . . . . . 183b
This was printed by Logeman, Anglia xi. p. 103, and Grein-
Wülker, Bibl. d. A.-S. Poesie, ii. 121.

Cantica . . . . . 184
ending 202b. The Litany followed, but it has been wholly
re-written in cent. xiv late or xv.

Martyrs. Stephane Thoma Pancrati Clemens Alexander
Marcelle Austremoni Marine Laurenti Vincenti Pantaleon
Fortunate Marcelle et Pet. Naz. et Celse (end).

Conf. ... Taurine Aquiline Ambr. Aug. Jer. Eucheri Eligi
Nicholae Flore Aug. Dunst. Cuthb. Ædmunde Benedicte II
Maure Ant. Philiberte Columbane Egidi Oddo Mayole
Odilo Hugo Geralde Leonarde Guhtlace Bernarde (end).

VV. Magd. Anna Martha Felic. Perp. Agatha Agnes Cecilia
Lucia Barbara Cirilla Scolast. Etheldr. Mildburga Radeg.
Walburgis Florencia Consortia Daria Columba Fides Kater-
ina Margarita (end).

A change of hand on 204b, ends 205b: 206-209a blank.
On 209b antiphons added xv. Accepto pane. Si male locu-
tus. Ante diem festum. Repleuit et inebriauit
Below this, pen-trials: parts of the antiphons are copied and
also the first line of f. 210, showing that that has been long
bound with the rest. Also (not necessarily connected) these
words: x(em) R. Lanthonie. Henr. (later)
and some other scribbles.
ff. 210, 211 are in a very beautiful hand, 21 lines to a page:
upright, delicate, very clear, of cent. xi early (?). They contain
a fragment dealing with SS. Mildred etc. beginning: Bene-
dicta et beata sis semper in aeternum
Printed by Cockayne, Saxon Leechdoms, iii. 428 and by
M. Forster, Archiv f. neuer. Spr. cxxx. 333.

The last flyleaf has only 'panta adela' [here transliterated from the
Greek, see published catalogue] on it.
AccessConditionsFor preservation reasons, this manuscript should normally be consulted on LUNA unless special permission to view the original is obtained in advance.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
Also referred to in 'Lambeth Palace Library and its Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts; Exhibition mounted for the biennial conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists 3 August 2007', ed. David Ganz and Jane Roberts with Richard Palmer (printed for the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists by Taderon Press, London, 2007)
Also referred to in O.S. Pickering & V.M. O'Mara, 'The Index of Middle English Prose: handlist 13. Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library including those formerly in Sion College Library' (1999)
Noted in W.H. Frere, 'Bibliotheca musica-liturgica. A descriptive handlist of the musical and Latin-liturgical manuscripts of the Middle Ages...' (1894) p. 8
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, cm. 21 x 16, 16 lines of text to a page in a black, almost upright minuscule of the Carolingian type: with interlinear Anglo-Saxon gloss.
Rebound in recent times.
Collation: a (two) b (two) || 1(10) (2 canc.) 2(8) 3(8) 4(4) 5(8)-7(8) (+ 2*) 8(8) (2 canc.) 9(8) 10(8) (6 replaced) 11(8)-25(8) 26 (two) || 27(8) (wants 6, 8) | 28(6) (wanting 4, 5).
CustodialHistoryFrom Lanthony: see Description field.

Bancroft-Abbot catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmark: J. 10
Former Cambridge shelfmark: C. [theta]. 18 (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972).
Later shelfmark: quarto 188
CopiesA digital copy is available via the online image management system:
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Microfilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1226

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section I. Old English, French, etc. Reel 9 (with MS. 431 & 432)

Negatives of illuminations and rubricated initials on selected folios are held by the Courtauld Institute. Prints for private research purposes may be purchased from the Conway Librarian, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, WC2R 0RN. Permission to purchase copies must first be given by Lambeth Palace Library. Colour prints from the Courtauld negatives are available to browse in Lambeth Palace Library reading room. See also the online image management system:
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PublnNoteEdited in full by U. Linderlof (Acta Soc. Finnicae xxxv. 1 and xliii. 3: Helsingfors). See also Description field.

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Budny, M. "Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and early Anglo-Norman manuscript art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge..." 2 vols. 1997

'Palimpsests and the literary imagination of medieval England: collected essays', ed. Carruthers, Leo, Chai-Elsholz, Raeleen, and Silec, Tatjana (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), chapter 4 [Lambeth Palace Library SR161.P2]

Chardonnens, L. S., 'Anglo-Saxon Prognostics, 900-1100: Study and Texts', Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 153, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2007, includes an edition of the text of the lunary table on fol. 3r.

T. Cooper, 'Monk-bishops and the English Benedictine reform movement' (Toronto, 2015) [Lambeth Palace Library H3016.C6]

van Deusen, Nancy (ed.) "The place of the Psalms in the intellectual culture of the Middle Ages" 1999.

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"Der Lambeth-Psalter: eine altenglische Interlinearversion des Psalters in der Hs. 427 der erzbischoefliche Lambeth Palace Library; zum ersten Male vollstaendig herausgegeben" von U. Lindeloef. Helsingfors: Druckerei der Finnischen Litteraturgesellschaft, 1909-1914. 2v in 1. (Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae, Tom. XXXV) [R RD 3357.L2]

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O'Neill, Patrick P. 'Latin learning at Winchester in the early eleventh century: the evidence of the Lambeth Psalter..." in "Anglo-Saxon England" Vol. 20. [Lambeth Palace Library KA152.A6]

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Yamanauchi, K. 'On the use of Be-verbs in Old English glosses to the Lambeth Psalter' in "Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature" No. 7. 1992. [LPL Z664.L2 6.09

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Folios 5r, Psalm 1 and 53v-54r appear in 'Lambeth Palace Library: Treasures from the Collections of the Archbishops of Canterbury', ed. Richard Palmer and Michelle P. Brown (2010), entry 3

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GB/109/16742Llanthony Secunda Priory; 1136-1539; Augustinian religious house1136-1539
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