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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1101 - 1200 (Approximate)
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 011
Ownership: Given (Aug. 16, 1544) by Magdalena ab Hessburg to "poeta Bruschius" (? the historian Caspar Brusch, 1518-59). Belonged later to the Charterhouse at Buxheim. Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim sale (1883). Bought for Spencer from W.M. Voynich, 1922.
Content: 19 long lines per page, ruled in brown ink. Prickmarks and traces of some signatures visible. Collation: one quire of six folios (defective?), followed by 18 quires of eight folios each and one quire of two folios (defective).
Content: 2; later hand, s. XIV ?, writes the prayer on f. 152
Content: De Ricci date this to the 12th century; NYPL catalog and other notes in the dossier place it in the 13th century. The calendar is after 1235 (given inclusion of Elizabeth of Hungary on 19 November), and is on same quire as some of full page miniatures.
Content: De Ricci, 1337-8. Library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: On ff. 2-4v, calendar; ff. 5-6v, miniatures; ff. 139-151v, 6 OT canticles + Benedicite, 3 NT canticles, Pater noster, Credo, Te Deum, Nicene Creed. On f. 152 (back pastedown), a prayer in the Rhenish dialect, O himelische konic, libe herre ihesu christe
Content: Parchment
Content: Rhine School style of illumination
Content: Six full-page miniatures on gold fields. Zodiacal symbols in calendar. Initial with grotesque. Sketch of Christ, f. 152.
Content: The foliation in the manuscript and the notes in the dossier count the back pastedown as f. 152.
Content: Very large initials in blue, red and green on gold fields. 3-line gold initials on blue and red fields. 1-line alternating red and blue initials. Rubrics.
Content: Splendor of the Word, PBL # 39.1
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d211f070-c622-012f-b552-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1101: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Psalm 51" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1101 - 1200. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fed2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Psalm 51" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 15, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fed2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1101 - 1200). Psalm 51 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fed2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Psalm 51