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Bod-Inc: P-505


Psalterium Romanum.


Analysis of Content

[aa2r] [Calendarium.] A Roman calendar, with the addition of 17 Mar. ‘Gertrudis v'; 30 Apr. ‘Hugonis ab'; 11 May ‘Gangolfi m'; 15 May ‘Sophie v'; 23 May ‘Desiderii ep'; 6 June ‘Claudii ep et cf'; 4 July ‘Vdalrici ep et cf'; 9 July ‘Kiliani m'; 5 Aug. ‘Afre vidue'; 2 Sept. ‘Iusti ep' (Bishop of Lyons); 24 Sept. ‘Andochii et soc' (venerated in Saulieu, Autun); 6 Oct. ‘Pardulphi' (founder Abbot of Guéret, Creuse; venerated in Limousin, Quercy, Poitou, and Corrèze); 30 Oct. ‘Volfgangi ep' (Bishop of Regensburg); 12 Nov. ‘Hymerii cf' (hermit in the Giura area, venerated in Switzerland); 16 Nov. ‘Othmari ab'.

[aa2r] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘In iano claris calidisque cibis potiaris | Atque decens potus post fercula sit tibi notus'; 4 hexameters for each month of the calendar. See Walther, Proverbia, 11795.

[bb6r] [Editorial introduction.] Incipit: ‘[H]oc presens kalendarium cum tabulis sequentibus ad simplicium sacerdotum clericorumque instructionem . . .’

[bb7r] [Tabulae.] They include tables and text relating to the Sunday letters, golden numbers, intervals, movable feasts, zodiac signs, new moon, embolism, full moon, eclipse of the sun and of the moon (with illustrations).

[dd7v] [Colophon.]

a2r [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.]

o6v [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-11, 15, 14, 13.

q2r ‘Oratio ad virginem Mariam'. Incipit: ‘Te o virgo virginum mater et filia regis . . .’

q2v [Psalmi poenitentiales.] Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142; incipits only.

q2v ‘Letanie'. ‘Pauli heremite', ‘Hilarion', ‘Guillerme' among the monks and hermits; ‘Vrsula cum sodalibus', ‘Anna', ‘Elizabeth' among the virgins.

q6r [Orationes.] Incipit: ‘Deus cui proprium est misereri semper et parcere . . .’ Eight prayers.

q7v ‘Oratio s Anselmi'. Incipit: ‘[D]omine deus meus si feci ut essem reus tuus . . .’


Imprint: Paris: Ulrich Gering and Guillermus Maynyal, 27 Sept. 1480. 8°.


Collation: [aa–dd] a–q8.

Types: Type: 80 R.

Leaves: 160 leaves, 1, 32, 33, and 160 blank.

Line number: 22 lines (a5r).

Type area: Type area: 88 ×60 mm (a5r).

Remarks: Capital spaces, some with guide-letters. Leaf [aa2r]: ‘Ianuarius habet dies .xxxi.'; [dd7v], colophon: ‘Finit feliciter preſens kalendariū | ingenioſe impreſſum ɂſtanterqƺ cō | pletū / vna cū pſalterio ſequenti in | celeberrīa urbe Pariſien̄. [per] mgr̄m | Vdalricū Gering et. G. Maynyal. | Anno domini .1480. vigeſima ſe- | ptima Septembris.'; a2r: ‘[B]Eatus vir [qui] nō abiit in ɂſi- | lio impio . . .'; p7v: ‘qVicunqƺ vult ſaluus eſſe . . .'; q2v: ‘LETANIE.' q7v: ‘Oratio ſancti Anſelmi.'; l. 20, end: ‘Per omnia ſecula ſeculorū. Amen.’


ISTC: ip01041750

Proctor: Pr 7866;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 899; Sheppard 6138-9.

LCN: 14064687


Copy number: P-505(1)

Wanting e6, also the blank leaves [aa1] and q8.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco, with yellow-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 145 × 102 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 139 × 92 mm.

‘The word ‘papa' and the entry for Thomas of Canterbury (29 Dec.) erased from the calendar. There are also some early additions to the calendar in a sixteenth-century English hand: on 12 Feb: ‘obi[it] Johanne Wyr[n?]gat Anno domini Mo 5o Xiiiio ‘; on 3 Sept.: ‘Rammis to the floke'. The spelling of these two inscriptions suggests northern England (ex informatione Julian Roberts); ‘Wingayt' and ‘Rammes' would be the southern forms. In the psalter, some manuscript antiphons have been added by the English hand, others by an earlier, probably French, hand.

Principal initials are supplied in gold within a blue and light red ground with white pen-work decoration, with blue, pink, green, and gold foliate decoration extending into the margin (French style). Other initials are supplied in red or blue. Ruling with violet ink.

Provenance: Joseph Ames (1689-1759); inscription on [d7v]: ‘Joseph Ames. 1741'. Not found in his sale (1760). Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.


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