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MS. Don. d. 85

Psalter and Missal excerpts, in Latin ('The Whetenal Psalter')
England; early 15th century, with additions

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Upper cover and spine of binding, with the gilt arms of Michael Wodhull (1740-1816)
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fol. ii recto
Flyleaf with inscriptions, including Michael Wodhull's purchase note
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fol. 1r
Whetenall coat of arms; Thomas Martin (1697-1771) of Palgrave's signature.
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St. Christopher carrying the Christ Child, drawn in brown ink.
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The Verses of St. Bernard; added prayers for a female supplicant; Francis Blomfield's ownership inscription.
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'Gnadenstuhl' Trinity; the Father with his right hand raised in benediction, the Son dead, the Dove flying from Son to Father.
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Start of a prayer to the Trinity.
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The end of the prayer above, and an added hymn.
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Added hymn and prayer.
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Calendar page for January; Thomas Becket's name, and a reference to a pope, erased; with a shelfmark(?): '18'.
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Psalm 1.
Initial 'B'(eatus): King David harping, enthroned, a youth kneeling before him, badly rubbed.
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Psalm 26.
Initial 'D'(ominus): King David kneeling at a prie-dieu with an open book, pointing to his eye, God looking down from heaven.
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Psalm 38.
Initial 'D'(ixi): King David in a landscape, pointing with one hand at the path he stands on, and with the other at his mounth.
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Psalm 52.
Initial 'D'(ixit): King David seated; a hooded jester before him.
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Psalm 68.
Initial 'S'(aluum): King David in water up to his chest, naked, appealing with upraised arms to smudged (?)God in heaven.
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Psalm 80.
Initial 'E'(xultate): King David seated, playing a carillion of four bells with two hammers.
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Psalm 97.
Initial 'C'(antate). Three tonsured clerics singing from an open choirbook on a lectern; wearing pink, red and blue.
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Psalm 109.
Initial 'D'(ixit): God the father and God the Son seated together, holding each other with the right hand; the Dove between them.
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Psalm 119, the first Gradual Psalm.
Initial 'A'(d).
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Mass of the Virgin for Advent.
Initial 'R'(orate).
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Mass against death.
Initial 'R'(ecordare).
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General Preface.
Initial 'P'(er); penwork flourishing with a male human profile.
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Canon of the Mass, Communicantes.
Initial 'C'(ommunicantes); penwork flourishing with a female hooded face.
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Mass of the Nativity of the Virgin.
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Biblical readings.
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The so-called Prayer of Richard III.
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Lessons for the office of St. Hugh of Lincoln; followed by the place(?) name(?) in red: 'Lytherlad'
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Ferial litanies of saints for Quadragesima.
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The Twenty-five Joys of the Virgin, in English.
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Verses on St. Winefred; with the name 'Wetanale' in the heading
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Devotion in Latin with a heading in French; the name 'Wetenale' in red.
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The princess, kneeling with her pet dog on a leash; her parents watching from a tower in the background.
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St. George defeating the dragon.

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