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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 026
Description:Tickhill Psalter ff. viii + 155 + vi - Green morocco, by Scott of Edinburgh, ca. 1790. - Written at the Augustinian Priory of Worksop in Nottinghamshire, archdiocese of York. Twenty eight early coats of arms on various pages. William Kerr (d. 1767), 3rd Marquess of Lothian and descendents; American Art Association, 1932, to Rosenbach. - De Ricci, 1340. Donald Drew Egbert, The Tickhill Psalter and Related Manuscripts (New York and Princeton, 1940). J. Alexander and P. Binski, Age of Chivalry(London, 1987), no. 568. L. F. Sandler, Gothic Manuscripts, 1285-1325(1986), no. 26. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 41.
Notes:-The foliation only goes to f. 154; it skips f. 2 and is thereafter incorrect, but for convenience it is followed here.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Lucy Freeman Sandler for her extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: England Century: 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-154v
Description: - Parchment - 327 x 221 mm - 30 lines per page (38 on ff. 3-6) in two columns, ruled in blackish-brown ink. Collation: quire I has 2 folios, which were probably added in the fifteenth century. The remaining quires, II-XX, have eight folios each. Prickings visible.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: NottinghamshireCity: York?
Assigned Date: s. XIVinSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1315
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;2
Scribe(s): John Tickhill
Script: Littera prescissa
Figurative Decoration: Historiated initials, bas-de-page scenes, grotesques, animals and human faces; a second artist from f. 51 on.
Other Decoration: Initials of various sizes and types of decoration, border decoration, rubrics, penwork, etc. Decorations are done in many colors, and much gold leaf is used. Decorations were not completed: those later in the manuscript are missing text or coloring.
Notes: On f. 1, s. XV attribution of copying & gilding to John Tickhill, prior of Worksop (1303-14); leaves with major decoration (f. 6v, and the psalter divisions) are separate singletons or glued-in patches. Several artists. Last quire in a different hand. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 3-153v (with notes on ff. 1-2; 154r-v no text)
Title: Psalter
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Cum omnes prophetas spiritus sancti revelacione constet esse locutus
Explicit: Et anime fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam dei requiescant in pace. Amen.
Notes: No calendar; text does include with preface to the psalms by Peter Lombard, the Twelve Canticles, the Litany of the Saints and Nine Collects.