|Physical Description||Binding: As for MS 15; D.Cockerell & Son, 1936. A parchment leaf at each end. On the spine, gilt: PETER OF LOMBARD: GLOSS ON PSALTER / 30. A faint mark perhaps from a chain-staple near the foot of f.1. |
Construction: 268 parchment leaves, 395 x 280 (240 x 170) mm., pencil-ruled in 2 cols of c.40-50 gloss-lines. Written above the top line. The text is given twice: separately from the gloss, in large script on every second line (here in blocks the whole width of each col.), and as lemmata in the gloss. Collation: The quires numbered, in roman numerals, at the foot of the last verso. The original quire 24 (after f.181) is missing.
Hands: Written throughout in one good English book-hand.
Decoration: (1) Four major initials in colours and gold (probably of an original 10), very fine work in late Channel Style, on square grounds edged with green: f.2v B to open the gloss in blue and orange enclosing foliage on gold, all on a pink ground; f. 96v (Ps. 51) Q with tyrant clad in blue, brandishing a sword in his right hand, holding a tonsured, severed head in his left, behind him a slain body with tonsure, on gold, all on a pink ground; f.97v (Ps. 52) D with ark and two cherubim; beneath is a half-length bearded figure looking up, in gold, all on a blue ground; f. 202a (Ps. 109) D with David seated on the left, holding a sceptre in his right hand and a model of the temple in his left; on the right the Lord seated, crowning David with his right hand, in his left a book, beneath his feet a dragon; in the top left-hand corner a 'white lion', all on an embossed gold square ground. Major initials to Pss.1 (f.1) and 38 (f.74v) excised; initials to Pss. 26, 38, 68, 80 lost with excised leaves. (3) Other Psalms and sections of text and gloss open with red or blue initials flourished in the other colour. Lemmata underlined in red.
|Collation||1-5(8), 6(8) lacks 8, 7-15(8), 16(8) lacks 5, 17-19(8), 20(8) lacks 4, 21(8) 22(8) lacks 1, 23-34(8). The quires numbered, in roman numerals, at the foot of the last verso. The original quire 24 (after f.181) is missing. |