Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius
Expositio in Psalterium.
Analysis of Content
aa1v [Heynlin] de Lapide, Johannes: [Introductory letter, addressed to] Johann Amerbach. Amerbachkorrespondenz I 22-3, no. 17.
aa1v ‘Instructio lectoris'. Incipit: ‘Quia in huius operis marginibus signa . . .’ List of abbreviations used in marginal notes.
aa2r ‘Notabilium dictorum et expositorum annotatio’ [Table of contents.] Incipit: ‘Iuxta alphabeticum ordinem collecta annotatio notabilium . . . [A]aron, quod interpretatur, Ps. lxxvi, v[ersu] vltimo . . .’
cc8v [Schematic table.] Incipit: ‘In totius huius operis conclusione Psalmorum liber a disertissimi . . .’
a1r Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius: Expositio in Psalterium. Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, Expositio Psalmorum, ed. M. Adriaen, CCSL 97-8 (1958). See CPL 900.
a6r [Biblia latina: Ps.]
Imprint: Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1491. Folio.
Collation: aa8 bb6 cc8 a–m8.6 n–p8 q-z A–D6.8 E–G6 H–T8.6 U–Y8.
GW: GW 6163;
Hain: HC *4574;
Goff: Goff C‑236;
BMC: BMC III 753;
Proctor: Pr 7591;
Others: Oates 2777-8; Sack, Freiburg, 944; Sheppard 2436.
Copy number: C-105(1)
Wanting sheet b3.
Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two catches, two clasps lost. On both covers fillets form concentric frames, inside each of which is a different floral roll. The inner rectangle on the upper cover is decorated with a central oval stamp of the Crucifixion, ‘IHS', and a fleuron at each corner; on the lower cover it is decorated with a central oval stamp of the Virgin and Child, and the fleurons at each corner.
Size: 295 × 215 × 72 mm.
Size of leaf: 283 × 196 mm.
A scrap of a fifteenth-century manuscript on astronomy is used as a book mark, found at v3r.
Initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red or blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Possibly an unidentified Jesuit house, as suggested by the binding. Carl Theodor, Elector Palatine and Elector of Bavaria (1724-1799); shelfmark ‘Collect. Bibl. pag. 1732a', on part of old endleaf, now attached to front pastedown. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on recto of front endleaf; stamp ‘Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis' on aa1r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.9.
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