Psalterium (comm. Gabriel Brebia).
Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Opening.] Incipit: ‘[I]n psalterii librum qui vnus ut diuus Hieronymus ad Sophronium ait . . .’ Followed by some prayers.
[a1v] Brebia, Gabriel: [Commentary to the psalter.] ‘Primi Psalmi Descriptio'. Incipit: ‘[H]ic in ordine libri primus apud Hebreos sine titulo est . . .’ The text is organized into three sections: the commentary proper, the text of the psalm, the prayer relating to the psalm. The commentary relies mostly on Jerome and Nicholas of Lyra; see B. Collett, Italian Benedictine Scholars and the Reformation: The Congregation of Santa Giustina of Padua (Oxford, 1985), 55.
[a2v] [Psalterium, Ps 1-151.]
[a2v] ‘Oratio Primi Psalmi'. Incipit: ‘[E]ffice nos domine tanquam fructuosissimum lignum . . .’
[N3r] [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-11, 16, 15, 12.
[Q4v] Officium passionis domini nostri Ihesu Christi.
[aa1r] Brebia, Gabriel: [Letter addressed to] Gregorius Beaqua Mediolanensis. Incipit: ‘Dum die quodam in corona honestorum virorum essemus . . .’ Acknowledging the help of the prior of S. Petrus in Gessate, Milan, called Urbanus Pagnanus (or de Paganis) Mediolanensis; Urbanus was appointed nineteenth prior of S. Petrus in 1475; see Collett 55. S. Petrus in Gessate was joined to the Congregation of Monte Cassino in 1436, then transferred to Milan; see Cottineau II 1851.
[bb1r] Brebia, Gabriel: Rubrica psalmorum.
Imprint: Milan: [Printer of ‘Psalterio in volgare', 1476], 7 July 1477. 4°.
Collation: [a–f8 g h10 i–z A–Q8 R6 aa bb8 cc4], not as BMC.
Remarks: Leaf [h6] blank, not as BMC.
Leaves: 342 leaves.
Hain: HCR 3766;
Goff: Goff P‑1040;
BMC: BMC VI 733;
Proctor: Pr 5892;
Others: CIBN B‑770; Meyer-Baer p. 42; Sheppard 4908.
Copy number: P-502(1)
Leaf [a2v], l. 2: ‘b EATVS Vir: qui non abijt | in conſilio impiorum . . .’
The three gatherings containing the author's epistle, the rubrics, and his colophon are here bound at the end.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half morocco over marbled pasteboards.
Size: 205 × 145 × 57 mm.
Size of leaf: 198 × 133 mm.
Some marginal notes, extracting key words and providing references to exact quotations in a sixteenth-century humanist hand in light brown ink. ‘961' in the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown, in brown ink.
Provenance: Embossed cipher: ‘L. F.' above, the sun between two stars, very small. Probably purchased in the nineteenth century.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.4.
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