Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.]
[t4r] [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-11, 15.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, [c.1477]. 4°.
Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink and CIBN; Sheppard dates [c.1490?].
Collation: [a–t8 v x6].
Types: Type: 165.
Leaves: 164 leaves, the first and last blank.
Line number: 19 lines ([a3r]).
Type area: Type area: 150 ×93 mm ([a3r]).
Remarks: Capital spaces. Capitals used very sparingly.
Hain: H *13474;
Goff: Goff P‑1041;
Proctor: Pr 2181;
Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 888; BSB‑Ink P‑822; CIBN P‑653; Meyer-Baer 245 or 246; Sheppard 1593.
Copy number: P-503(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for Kloß. Yellow-edged leaves and red leather index tabs.
Size: 223 × 155 × 38 mm.
Size of leaf: 220 × 138 mm.
‘Psalter' in brown ink on [a1r] in a contemporary hand. Rubrics, antiphons, versicles, and responsories have been added in the same hand, in red or brown ink, to adapt the text to a liturgical use (`psalterium feriatum'). Eight leaves of manuscript containing breviary offices, hymns in particular, are inserted singly in their appropriate positions. Bound at the beginning, one manuscript leaf headed ‘tabula Imposicionis hystoriarum', and six leaves of manuscript calendar, probably that of the Benedictines of St Stephen, Würzburg (Cottineau II 3468) or St Salvator et Kilianus, Würzburg (Cottineau II 3468); among the entries of the calendar are 27 Mar. ‘Rudberti ep' first Bishop and patron saint of Salzburg, 4 May ‘Floriani m', 5 May ‘Gothehardi ep', 4 July ‘Walrici ep' (red), 8 July ‘Kiliani et soc duplex maius' (red) patron saint of Würzburg, with an octave, 4 Aug. ‘Translatio s Valentini ep' (red) patron saint of Passau, 6 Oct. ‘Commemoratio domini Adalberonis duplex minus' the eleventh-century founder of St Stephen, 31 Oct. ‘Wolfgangi ep' Bishop of Regensburg, 15 Nov. ‘Leopoldi cf', 26 Dec. ‘Stephani duplex maius'. On 10 Mar. the added note: ‘obijt pr. 1499'.
On [a2r] a five-line initial ‘B' is supplied in interlocked red and blue within a square ground made of olive green pen-work decoration with extension into the margin to form a border. Other initials are supplied in red or green, or in red and blue.
Provenance: Würzburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Stephanus or S. Salvator et Kilianus; see notes above. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 642; purchased for £1. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 23.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.3.
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