Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.]
[k7r] [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-11, 15.
Imprint: Magdeburg: Bartholomaeus Ghotan, 1481. Folio.
Collation: [a–k10 l6].
Types: Type: 162.
Leaves: 106 leaves.
Line number: 25 lines ([a1v]).
Type area: Type area: 202 ×122 mm ([a1v]).
Remarks: Spaces for majuscules. Leaf [a1r]: ‘[B]eatus vir qui nō abijt | in conſilio impioꝝ [et] in | via peccatoꝝ nō ſtetit: | . . .'; [l6v], l. 18: ‘ter firmiterqƺ crediderit ſaluus eſſe non | poterit [G]loria patri.' || colophon: ‘Finit pſalteriū impreſſum magdeburch | Anno dn̄i. M.cccc.lxxxi. Per honorabi | lem virū dn̄m. Bartholomeū ghotan.’
Hain: [Not H 13484];
Proctor: Pr 2753;
Others: CIBN P‑656; Sheppard 1992-3.
Copy number: P-506(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, with blue-edged leaves.
Size: 250 × 187 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 243 × 172 mm.
On [a1r] the title has been added in manuscript form by a contemporary hand, in red ink. Headings, antiphons, versicles, and rubrics have also been added in the same hand, in red or brown ink, to adapt the text to a liturgical use (`psalterium feriatum'). Contemporary manuscript foliation in brown ink ‘1-106' in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos, and in red ink ‘1-105' in the middle of the upper margin of the versos.
On [a1r] a seven-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, within a rectangular ground made of red pen-work floral decoration which extends into the margin to form a border; the pen-work decoration is coloured with orange and green wash. Other initials are supplied in blue or red, some capital strokes in red. In the rubricator's hand, ‘guld' in brown ink in the margins next to most initials supplied in blue, probably an indication to the illuminator.
Provenance: Purchased for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1854), 48.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.38.
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