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| Title: Psaltyr
: Psalterium Winnipegense Cyrillicum [manuscript].
Uniform Title: Bible.
O.T. Psalms. Russian Pskov ca. 1740.
Published: [Pskov?] : [s.n.], [ca. 1735-1745?].
Description: 144 p. ; 21 cm.
Rudnyckyj Rare Cyrillic Manuscript Collection ; Item 2: Psaltyr
Annotation: This invaluable cyrillic manuscript is believed to have been written
between 1735-1745. It is accompanied by a description which states that it is
a Psalter containing 114 psalms, namely, from 17th to 130th psalm of the Old
Testament, and used in divine service. It is thought to be originally from the
Pskov region. But it still remains enigmatic, and the scribes and the actual
place of origin remain unidentified.
Omelian Kicilinsky Masters thesis in UM Slavic Studies in 1970 was based on this
very manuscript. -- Bound with half leather spine at the later date. Stamped
on fly-leaf: "Library Use Only", "Slavic Collection, Special Collections Dept.,
Elizabeth Dafoe Library." One of the original fly-leaves states in blue bold
pen "Psaltevium Winnipegense", and shows "The University / of Manitoba / Elizabeth
Dafoe Library" in oval stamp. The original manuscript text is in black ink, with
occasional rubricated lines marking the end and the beginning of a new psalm.
Local Note: Donated to UML Rare Book Room (RBR) by Jaroslaw Rudnyckyj on October
23, 1991. -- Item 2 of 3 in the Jaroslaw Rudnyckyj Rare Cyrillic Manuscript Collection.
Kept in 1 Box in RBR (with: 1. Pomianyk & 3. Album). -- This rare
manuscript was acquired by Professor Rudnyckyj in 1965.
Jaroslav B., 1910-
Jaroslav B., 1910-
Psalterium Winnipegense, a Cyrillic manuscript: paleographic and linguistic
Holdings: Elizabeth Dafoe Library PG 34 R845 RBR-Box
Winnipeg, MB; R3T 2N2
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