Glossa magistralis Psalterii.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] Frisner, Andreas: ‘Prefatiuncula' [addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Etsi vtriusque testamenti instrumenta nouerimus satis satisque . . .’ Explicit: lector amice vale
[a2r] Petrus Lombardus: Glossa magistralis Psalterii. See P‑219.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Andreas Frisner, 12 Feb. 1478. Folio.
Collation: [a–d10 e f8 g h10 i8 k10 l8 m n10 o8 p–s10 t v8 x10 y8 z10 A6 B8 C D10 E8 F G10 H I8 K10 L M8 N O10].
Hain: H *10203;
Goff: Goff P‑477;
BMC: BMC II 409;
Proctor: Pr 2207;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑375; CIBN P‑236; Oates 1071; Sack, Freiburg, 2787; Sheppard 1417.
Copy number: P-220(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with remains of metal clasps and catches; four bosses on each cover lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On both covers intersecting double fillets form a frame, within which is a circular rosette stamp, a circular eagle stamp, a circular dragon stamp, two small flower-petal stamps, a rectangular foliate stamp, and a ‘Maria' stamp. Double fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further double fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments decorated with two circular rosette stamps, an octagonal lamb and flag stamp, a lozenge-shaped foliate stamp, and a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp. At the intersection of each set of fillets on the upper cover is one of the small flower-petal stamps. Remains of a paper label at the head of the upper cover. Leather index tabs, dyed red. Spine damaged.
Size: 405 × 294 × 103 mm.
Size of leaf: 390 × 283 mm.
Principal eight- to 15-line initials are supplied in blue with reserved white decoration or interlocked red and blue, within a framework of red pen-work, and decorated with red pen-work and in green, with red pen-flourishes extending into the inner margin; other one- to seven-line initials (some with reserved white decoration) and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining are supplied in red.
Provenance: Inscription of ownership on [a1r] in a sixteenth-century hand, the name of the place or person having been torn away: ‘Liber bibliothecæ . . .' Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2621; purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 18.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 2.17.
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