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Bod-Inc: P-205

Petrus de Harentals

Collectarius super librum Psalmorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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

a3v Hugo de Sancto Victore: [De modo orandi chs 4–8.] ‘De virtute orandi.’ PL CLXXVI 981-6 with variations.

a4v 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.

G7r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Reutlingen: [Johann Otmar, after 16 May] 1488. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink; Sheppard dates [1488].


Collation: a–d8.6 e6 f–z A–F8.6 G8.


ISTC: ip00474000

Hain: HC *8367;

Goff: Goff P‑474;

BMC: BMC II 586;

Proctor: Pr 2713;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑350; CIBN P‑235; Hillard 1571; Sack, Freiburg, 2773-4; Sheppard 1980.

LCN: 14491462


Copy number: P-205(1)

Sheet C4.5 is misbound as D4.3. This was clearly done at an early stage after printing, given the note in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand in the lower margin of D3v.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches; four corner bosses and two centre-pieces on each cover lost; red-edged leaves. On both covers quadruple fillets form the outer frame within which is a lozenge-shaped heart and arrow stamp, a small flower-petal stamp, and a very worn stamp, possibly a small circular rosette. Further quadruple fillets form the inner rectangle which is subdivided by quadruple fillets into rectangular compartments decorated with a large circular rosette stamp, a second, small heart and arrow stamp, a second small flower-petal stamp, and a circular flower-petal stamp within a lozenge. The spine is decorated with the small circular rosette stamp. Manuscript title at the head of the fore-edge.

Size: 297 × 213 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 198 mm.

Early marginal annotations, in both red and black ink, including comments on the text, and pointing hands. Title written across the fore-edge.

Three- to five-line initials (some with extensions into the margins), paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Cyriacus Hilbrandt (†1658); inscription on a1r: ‘Sum ex libris Cyriaci Hilbrandt canonici Mariani'. Jacobus Heuns (fl. 1658); inscription on a1r: ‘Modo magistri Jacobi Heuns decani, emi ex testamento domini Cyriaci Hildebrandt canonici et cantoris p. m. die 17 Decembris 1658'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘W.f.11': see Lee, Royal Book-plates, 40 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 4152. Purchased for £0. 13. 0; see circular label at the foot of the spine (covering an earlier label); see also Books Purchased (1844), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 4.33.

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