Petrus de Harentals
Collectarius super librum Psalmorum.
Analysis of Content
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 .
Collation: a–d8.6 e6 f–z A–F8.6 G8.
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.
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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