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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.
Series: Jaroslaw 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.

Subjects: Rudnyc'kyj, Jaroslav B., 1910-
Slavists Manitoba.
Slavists Canada.

Other Author(s):
Rudnyckyj, Jaroslav B., 1910-
Kilicinsky, Omelan. Psalterium Winnipegense, a Cyrillic manuscript: paleographic and linguistic analysis.

Holdings: Elizabeth Dafoe Library PG 34 R845 RBR-Box Itm 2of3

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