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Bod-Inc: P-500




Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.]

[t7r] [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-7, 11, 8-10, 13-15.


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, c.1475-6]. 8°.

Remarks: Scholderer noted the format as 16° in his draft description.


Collation: [a–e10 f8 g h10 i–m8 n12 o–t10 v12].

Types: Type: 99.

Leaves: 194 leaves.

Line number: 18 lines ([a3r]).

Type area: Type area: 90 ×53 mm ([a3r]).

Remarks: Capital spaces. Leaf [d7r] blank, except for the words: ‘Hic non est defectus'. Leaf [a1r]: ‘[B]Eatus vir qþ nō | abijt in ɂſilio ī | piorū / et in via | peccato n̄ ſte= | tit . . .'; [v12v], l. 15, end: ‘ . . . Hec ē fi= | des catholica quā nþ qˈſqƺ fi= | d'litþ firmitþqƺ crediderit ſal= | uus eſſe nō poterit'.


ISTC: ip01039850

Proctor: Pr 2205;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 871; Sheppard 1411-12.

LCN: 14086146


Copy number: P-500(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled sheep, dyed red, over wooden boards, with metal clasp and catch. Metal corner-pieces and centre-piece lost. Manuscript title along the upper edge. Leather index tabs. Double fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame, a repeated knotwork tool on the upper cover, and the knotwork and a bunch of grapes tool on the lower cover. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into four triangular compartments, decorated with the bunch of grapes or a scroll stamp.

Size: 142 × 103 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 135 × 98 mm.

Pastedowns consist of two parchment leaves from a twelfth/thirteenth-century liturgical text in a German hand. Strips from later manuscripts, on parchment or paper, still visible in the binding.

Contemporary manuscript antiphons and rubrics.

Initials are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Buxheim, Bavaria, Carthusians, BVM; on [a1r]: ‘Carthusiæ in Buxheim' and stamp. Graf von Ostein, 1803. Sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895); Buxheim sale, lot 2876? (in the Bodleian copy not marked for purchase); see also Honemann, ‘Buxheim Collection', Bod31. Probably purchased by Camille Vyt. Purchased by Falconer Madan for the Bodleian from Vyt on 4 Nov. 1884 for 150 Francs; see also The Bodleian Library in 1882-7: A Report from the Librarian (Oxford, 1888), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 3.5.

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