Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.]
[l10r] [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-11, 15.
Imprint: [Merseburg: Lucas Brandis, 1473]. 4°.
Collation: [a–f10 g h8 i–m10].
Types: Type: 121.
Leaves: 116 leaves.
Line number: 22 lines ([a1r]).
Type area: Type area: 132 ×89 mm ([a1r]).
Remarks: Capital spaces. Leaf [a1r]: ‘[B]Eatus uir qui abijt in | cōſilio impioꝝ et in uia pec | catoꝝ nō stetit . . .'; [m10r], l. 13: ‘ . . . [H]ec eſt fides catholi | ca. quā niſi quisƺ fideliter firmiterƺ cre= | diderit ſaluus eſſe nō poterit'.
Goff: Goff, Supplement, P‑1038;
Proctor: Pr 2602;
Others: Sheppard 1882.
Copy number: P-497(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches. Rebacked. Quadruple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame, a cresting and a foliate roll; at each corner, a circular winged lion stamp (for the Evangelist, S. Mark) on the upper cover, a circular eagle stamp in the lower cover. On the upper cover, within the following frame a decorative stamp. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle decorated with the circular winged lion stamp surrounded by fleuron stamps. On the lower cover, diagonal quadruple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each containing a decorative stamp. Parchment index tabs dyed red.
Size: 210 × 155 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 198 × 148 mm.
Contemporary manuscript rubrics, antiphons, numeration, introductory note to each psalm, and foliation 1-116. On rear pastedown some sixteenth-century inscriptions, in French: ‘Promeetre et ne point tenir sest pour mectre les folz en joye', ‘Prometre est en pitaulx tenir est en gentilhomme', ‘Mon dieu . . .’
On [a1r] a five-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with white pen-work decoration on a rectangular pink ground; the area defined by the letter is supplied in red with gold pen-work decoration; with green, red, and yellow foliate extensions into the margin. On [c6v] and [d6v] the principal initials are supplied in green edged in yellow within a square blue ground; the area defined by the letter is red with silver pen-work decoration; with green, yellow, and blue extensions into the margin. On [f8v] the principal initial is supplied in black with gold pen-work decoration within a square green ground; the area defined by the letter is red. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Buxheim, Bavaria, Carthusians, BVM; on [a1r]: ‘Cartusiæ Buxiæ' and stamp. Graf von Ostein, 1803. Sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895); Buxheim sale, lot 4300; not in Honemann, ‘Buxheim Collection'. Purchased by Falconer Madan from Albert Cohn, Catalogue 158 (1884), no. 352 for 110 Marks + 1 Mark postage = £5. 11. 0; see Library Bills (1884), no. 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.74.
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