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Bod-Inc: P-204

Petrus de Harentals

Collectarius super librum Psalmorum.


Analysis of Content

a2r Petrus de Harentals: [Preface addressed to] Johannes de Arkel, Bishop of Liège. Incipit: ‘[P]atri reuerendo dominoque meo carissimo domino Johanni de Arkel . . . feliciter obtinem. Pater carissime, cum rem quamlibet honestatis splendore . . .’ Explicit: valeam ministrare ad gloriam . . .secula seculorum. Amen’ See P‑203.

a5r Hugo de Sancto Victore: [De modo orandi chs 4–8.] PL CLXXVI 981-6 with variations.

a7r [Note about commentaries on the Psalms.] Incipit: ‘Aduertendum est etiam vbi doctores habent noticiam de Psalmis . . .’ Explicit: conformare dicamus ergo, Beatus vir, etc.’

a7v Petrus de Harentals: Collectarius super librum Psalmorum. Incipit: ‘  “Beatus vir qui non abiit in concilio(!) impiorum” [Ps 1,1]. Jeronimus. Psalterium est quasi magna domus . . .’ Explicit: intelligere et intellectis humiliter . . .secula seculorum. Amen’ See P‑203.


Imprint: [Cologne]: Johann Guldenshaff, 1 Mar. 1483. Folio.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] A–Z [et et]8 [con con]10.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1v: see Schramm.


ISTC: ip00472000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda), 8365;

Goff: Goff P‑472;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: CIBN P‑233; Hillard 1570; Oates 690; Polain 3104; Schramm VIII p. 19; Schreiber V 4926; Sheppard 927; Voulliéme, Köln, 919.

LCN: 14053702, 14490070


Copy number: P-204(1)

Bound with:
2. Johannes de Turrecremata, Expositio super toto psalterio. Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 28 Sept. 1485 (T‑279).

Wanting a1 and the portion of [con con]10 which should contain a woodcut; also gatherings Y and Z, the missing text supplied in a contemporary hand.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; two metal catches and fastenings of clasps, clasps lost; metal corner-pieces and edgings; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On both covers a single fillet forms a border, within which is a rectangular stamp of a woman with her arms raised and, on the upper cover alone, a rectangular decorative stamp. Intersecting triple fillets form a frame within which is the rectangular stamp of the woman, a circular stamp of S. Veronica, a shield-shaped stamp of S. Catharina, a hexagonal foliate stamp, a floral ornament within an escutcheon, and a lozenge-shaped griffin stamp. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, decorated with the foliate stamp, the floral ornament stamp, the S. Veronica stamp, the woman stamp, the griffin stamp, a lozenge-shaped stamp of a king with halo holding a sceptre, a small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, and a small flower-petal stamp. At the intersection of each set of fillets on both covers is a larger flower-petal stamp. Leather index tabs dyed red. The Veronica, Catharina, and griffin stamps, the hexagonal foliate stamp and the floral ornament stamp all occur on the binding of Broxb. 20.4 (Bod-inc. A‑408), also from Hamm.

Size: 297 × 213 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 200 mm.

On both items, early running psalm number in brown ink.

One- to six-line initials (some with reserved white decoration, some with extensions into the margins), paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red. Some running headings and book numbers are supplied in black ink.

Provenance: A brother of Theodoric Gresemund (1475-1512), the Younger; inscription on a1r of item 2: ‘P(rese)nt(etur) fratri meo doctori Theodorico Gresemunt pro filiis suis'. The Gresemund mentioned in the note could not be Gresemund the Elder (1444-1514), whose brother Gottschalk died in 1463; for the likelihood of Gresemund the Younger having had brothers see H.-H. Fleischer, Dietrich Gresemund der Jüngere (Wiesbaden, 1967), 131. Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Franciscan Recollects, S. Agnes; inscriptions on a2r of item 2 in the same hand: ‘Presentetur minoribus in Hammone', ‘Pro fratribus minoribus in Hammone'; also inscription in a sixteenth-century hand on a2r of item 1: ‘Liber Conuentus Hammonensis'. Revd Alfred Harrison (nineteenth century); book-plate: 'Ex libris AH' in pencil on a2r. Maggs Bros. Ltd. James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1949); white paper book-plate, with crest and motto; purchased from Maggs on 4 Dec. 1942 for £14 (Maggs's bill, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 3212, fol. 49). Acquired in 1950; Bodleian Library stamp dated 26 Oct. 1950 on a2v.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G3.4(1).

Copy number: P-204(2)

Leaves z5 and A6 only. Not in Sheppard.

Binding: Bound in a modern guard-book of fragments.

Size of fragments: 286 × 202 mm.

Some early marginal annotations.

One- to three-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red. Foliation numbers are supplied in black ink.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown.

SHELFMARK: Inc. b. G97.1(34).

Copy number: P-204(3)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with A‑146(3); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Leaf f4 only.

Size of fragment: 286 × 206 mm.

Early marginal annotations, structuring the text; folio number in the upper right-hand corner.

One-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

SHELFMARK: Gibson 403*(4).

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