The Macclesfield Psalter
Description and Contents
Parchment, iii modern parchment flyleaves + ii modern paper flyleaves + 252 fols. + iii modern parchment flyleaves, 170 x 108 mm (105 x 62 mm), 16 long lines, ruled in brown ink, catchwords.
The text was written in iron-gall ink by a single scribe who may have used a special recipe. The ink contains an unusually high amount of zinc - twice as much as iron - as well as high amounts of calcium, potassium and manganese.