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[English Manuscript 88 - Psalms and canticles, an illuminated initial 'D' introduces Psalm twenty-six, a psalm of David.]

English MS 88

Later Version Wycliffe Psalms, second half of 15th century

Size: 170 x 113 mm. vii + 74 + iii folios.

Later version of John Wycliffe's translations of the Psalms; the six ferial Canticles (Confitebor, Ego dixi, Exultauit cor meum, Cantemus domino, Domine audiui, Audite celi que loquar); Benedicite; Te deum laudamus; Magnificat; Nunc dimittis; and Quicumque vult.

There are eight 6-line gilded initials on pink and blue grounds with white infill and with floriate extensions, and numerous 2-line initials in blue ink with red penwork flourishes.

Former owners include John Hey (1734-1815), Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge; and Roger Wilbraham (1744-1829), F.R.S., M.P. for Helston and Bodmin.

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