'Pseaumes de David. Escrits a Londres par Esther Inglis pour son dernier adieu, ianvier, 1.1615', a calligraphic copy of the Psalms from the Geneva version of 1588, with a dedication to James VI. Edit




  • 1588. (Creation)


  • 146 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Physical Description

    Contemporary embroidered binding of silver thread on mulberry velvet. The centre medallions depict a bird, probably a phoenix.

  • Arrangement

    4 folios + 284 pages.

  • Bibliography

    The manuscript is number xxxi in the bibliography ‘Esther Inglis’ by Dorothy Judd Jackson (New York: Privately printed, 1937).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1954.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Scope and Contents

    The title page has an illuminated border of flowers and insects; there is a miniature of David in prayer, and a self-portrait of the scribe (folio 4), and also decorative pen-drawings of foliage.