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Bod-Inc: M-096

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.


ISTC: im00262000

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.

LCN: 14063231


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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