Margarita Davitica, Seu Expositio Psalmorum
Analysis of Content
[a1v] Margarita Davitica, seu Expositio psalmorum. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[I]n nomine sanctissime et indiuidue trinitatis . . . ex Sacris Ecclesie sancte luminibus: Hieronimo, Augustino, ac Cassiodoro . . .’
[a2r] Margarita Davitica, seu Expositio psalmorum. Incipit: ‘[P]rophecia est inspiratio diuina . . .’
[*1v] [List of psalms in alphabetical order.]
Imprint: [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, not after 1476]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink; Sheppard dates [c.1475].
Collation: [a–k10 l6 m n8 *2].
Illustrations: Woodcut initials and borders.
Hain: HC *10754; C 4950;
Goff: Goff M‑262;
BMC: BMC II 323;
Proctor: Pr 1582;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑171; CIBN M‑131; Rhodes 1167; Sheppard 1159.
Copy number: M-096(1)
Gathering [*], containing the list of contents, bound in front.
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled, very plain leather over wooden boards, with remains of two clasps. Five circular metal bosses lost from each board. On the upper cover double fillets form a lozenge-shaped compartment, decorated with a palmette stamp. On the lower cover, double fillets form a rectangle, which is divided by diagonal double fillets into four triangular compartments, apparently not stamped.
Size: 300 × 215 × 37 mm.
Size of leaf: 293 × 206 mm.
Pastedowns consists of two bifolia from a fourteenth/fifteenth-century manuscript Directorium (i.e. Ordinal) on parchment.
‘k 23' in the lower left-hand corner of front endleaf, in an early hand.
Provenance: Scheyern, Bavaria, BVM, Benedictines; inscription on front pastedown: ‘Iste liber est beate Marie virginis in Scheyrn̄.' and on [a2r]: ‘Monasterii Schyrensis'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on front endleaf. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 26.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.25.
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