Analysis of Content
Α2r [ Ψαλτήριον , Ps 1-151, Greek.] ‘ Δαυὶδ προφήτου καὶ βασιλέως μέλος ’. ‘ Ἁρμονίης ἱερη̂ς μελιηδέα ᾄσματα Δαυὶδ ’. A liturgical psalter with canticles, with the psalms divided into καθίσματα and δόξαι .
Imprint: Venice: [Laonicus and] Alexander, 15 Nov. 1486. 4°.
Collation: α–ε ς ζ–ι ια–ιε ις ιζ8.
Hain: HC *13453;
Goff: Goff P‑1034;
BMC: BMC V 409;
Proctor: Pr 5153;
Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 792; CIBN P‑643; Oates 2019; Sack, Freiburg, 2966; Sheppard 4098.
Copy number: P-494(1)
For this copy see Printing Greek, no. 28.
Wanting the blank leaf Α1.
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled (fillet only) blue morocco, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; from the style of the binding (identical to that of P‑493(1)), bound for the Library in London shortly after 1 Dec. 1789; gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and pink silk bookmark.
Size: 223 × 160 × 27 mm.
Size of leaf: 214 × 145 mm.
On ια3r some marginal notes, extracting two words from the text, and supplying corrections and scansion of the text, in an eighteenth-century(?) hand in brown ink. Early manuscript foliation, 1-133, in the lower right-hand corner of the rectos.
Provenance: Thomas Marshall (1621-1685). Bequeathed in 1685.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.2.
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