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Opening of main text, with large illuminated initial, rubric, and 1-line red initial. Note of ownership in upper margin. Digital ID: 427272 Opening of main text, with large illuminated initial, rubric, and 1-line red initial. Note of ownership in upper margin. (In: Psalterium.) (created 12th cent.) Digital ID: 427272

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