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The Luttrell psalter
Bib ID 4982128
Format BookBook
Uniform Title Luttrell psalter
Edition [Fascim ed. of original manuscript] 
Description [London : The Folio Society, 2006.] 
[1], 309, [2] leaves numbered in modern ms., [1] colophon leaf : ill., 36 cm + e Commentary (206 p. ; 26 cm) 
Summary

The Luttrell Psalter is an illuminated manuscript written and illustrated ca. 1325-1335 by anonymous scribes and artists. It was commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (died 1345), a wealthy English landowner who lived at Irnham, Lincolnshire. Along with the Psalms, the book contains luxuriously illuminated pictures of saints and bible stories, and of rural life; farming, cooking, doctoring, spouses squabbling, musicians playing, etceteras. It is considered to be the richest source for everyday rural life in England of the Middle Ages.

Notes

Title from spine title of facsim. volume.

Portfolio consists of facsim. of the original manuscript and The Luttrell psalter : commentary / Michelle P. Brown. London : The Folio Society, 2006.

Issued in a clamshell container, with title label on spine, and the commentary in a hollow under the facsim.

"This facsim. of The Luttrell psalter has been reproduced from British Library Additional MS 42130 and printed at Cambridge University Press on Furioso paper from John Purcell Ltd. Photography by Laurence Pordes. The binding by Smith Settle of Otley is in Nigerian goatskin leather blocked with a design by David Eccles, with handmade endpapers from the Fabriano mill. The edition consists of 1480 numbered copies for sale to members of the Folio Society and 20 lettered copies which are not for sale." -- Colophon.

Also known as the 'Windmill psalter.'

The manuscript facsim. in Latin; the commentary in English.

Subjects Luttrell, Geoffrey, Sir, -1345.  |  British Library. Manuscript. Add. MS. 42130.  |  Luttrell psalter -- Illustrations.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, English. -- Facsimiles.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- Facsimiles.  |  Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic -- England -- Facsimiles.  |  Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- England -- Facsimiles.  |  Country life in art -- Early works to 1800.  |  Rural conditions in art -- Early works to 1800.  |  England -- In art -- Early works to 1800.  |  Dorset (England) -- In art -- Early works to 1800.  |  Dorset (England) -- Rural conditions -- Early works to 1800.  |  Great Britain -- Civilization -- 1066-1485 -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Brown, Michelle (Michelle P.). Luttrell psalter commentary  |  Folio Society (London, England)  |  British Library
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Windmill psalter.

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