TEXT FROM END OF PSALM 135 TO PSALM 137.

(England: ca. 1420). 270 x 184 mm. (10 3/4 x 7 1/4"). Single column, 22 lines in a large gothic book hand.

Matted. Line fillers in blue and gold, most lines beginning with a one-line initial in blue with red penwork or gold with purple penwork, two prominent two-line initials in gold on a pink and blue ground with white tracery. Psalms numbered in ink by a later hand in the margins (but according to Hebrew numbering of Psalms rather than the Greek numbering found in the Vulgate). Vellum lightly toned, but A FINE SPECIMEN, very clean and with wide margins.

This is a lovely English Psalter leaf with a strong, clear script, attractive initials, and a particularly pleasing use of gold in its many line fillers. The present leaf offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a large, well-preserved, richly decorated specimen with a desirable place of origin at an affordable price.
(ST16379-149)

Keywords: Psalter