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Bod-Inc: P-493


Psalterium [Greek] (ed. Justinus Decadyus).


Analysis of Content

Α1r [Title-page.]

Α1v Decadyus, Justinus: [Letter addressed to] Greeks living in mainland Greece. Incipit: ‘ Ἀλλοι μὲν ἄλλα τω̂ν παρ ’ Ἕλλησι σοφω̂ν τε καὶ διδασκάλων συγγράμματα  . . . ‘

Α3r Ψαλτήριον [Ps 1-151, Greek.] ‘ Ψαλμός τῳ̂ Δαυὶδ ἀνεπίγραφος παρ ’ Ἑβραίοις .’ ‘ Δαυὶδ προφήτου καὶ βασιλέως μέλος ’.

υ8r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘ Δαυὶδ μελῳδε μουσικη̂ς ἀποκρύφου ; Σὺ μὲν δὲ αὐτω̂ν καὶ θανών ζη̂ς τω̂ν λόγων ‘; 15 lines in iambic trimeters. A liturgical psalter with canticles, having the psalms divided into καθίσματα and δόξαι .


Imprint: Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, [c.1496–before Oct. 1498]. 4°.


Collation: α–θ8 ι6 κ–ν ο–υ8.

Illustrations: Woodcut capitals and borders.


ISTC: ip01033000

Hain: HCR 13452;

Goff: Goff P‑1033;

BMC: BMC V 563;

Proctor: Pr 5564;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 791; BSB‑Ink P‑850; CIBN P‑644; Essling 169; Rhodes 1474; Sander 5944; Scapecchi, ‘Annali', 29; Sheppard 4654-5.

LCN: 14088998


Copy number: P-493(1)

The missing text on Ι1r supplied in manuscript.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled (fillet only) blue morocco, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; from the style of the binding, bound for the Library in London shortly after 1 Dec. 1789 (note to the binder on the recto of the front endleaf, now covered with marbled paper, but visible from the reverse, ‘Blue turkey'); gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and pink silk bookmark.

Size: 213 × 155 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 136 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words in Latin, in an early humanist hand, brown ink. ‘25 | Soli deo honor & gloria' on Α1r in Ireland's hand.

Provenance: William Ireland (†1570/1); inscription on Α1r: ‘William Irland'. Acquired by 1674; see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), II 82 (4o P 28 Th.); the volume no longer contains the old shelfmark, which was presumably on an endleaf lost in rebinding.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1R 4.15.

Copy number: P-493(2)

The missing text on Ι1r not supplied.

Binding: Nineteenth-century dark blue morocco, by Riviere & Son; gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 213 × 155 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 142 mm.

Provenance: George Herbert Powell (1856-1924); on the front endleaf is pasted a note on his writing paper, selling this book to Bywater for £13. 13. 0, dated 22 Apr. 1905. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 2762. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. R 9.8.

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