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Bod-Inc: P-510


Psalterium (ed. and comm. Brunus, Episcopus Herbipolensis).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Brunus, Episcopus Herbipolensis: [Prologue.] ‘Corrigendi emendandique psalterii prologus beati Brunonis episcopi Herbipolensis breuis commendatio et quanto proficue legendum sit istud psalterium institutio et cohortatio'. Incipit: ‘[N]oua non cudimus sed vetera renouamus . . .’

[a1r] [Psalterium, Ps 1-151.] Edited by Brunus, episcopus Herbipolensis.

[a1r] Brunus, Episcopus Herbipolensis: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]ste psalmus ideo titulum non habet . . .’ PL CXLII 49-568; and see H. Knaus, ‘Der heilige Bruno von Würzburg und sein Psalmenkommentar', Würzburger Diözesangeschichtsblätter, 37/38 (1975), 143-7.

[N1r] [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-10, 13-14, 11, 15.


Imprint: [Würzburg: George Reyser, c.1485]. Folio.

Remarks: The copy in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, has a buyer's date of 1489.


Collation: [* a8 b–z A–H8.6 I6+1 K–N8.6 O8 P10].


ISTC: ip01046000

Hain: HC *4011;

Goff: Goff P‑1046;

BMC: BMC II 571;

Proctor: Pr 3123;

Others: CIBN B‑866; Hillard 506; Meyer-Baer p. 46; Oates 1208-9; Sack, Freiburg, 2969; Sheppard 1933-5.

LCN: 14064599


Copy number: P-510(1)

The blank leaf after [I5] has been cut away.

Binding: Nineteenth-century paper boards. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 284 × 205 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 195 mm.

A few slips of paper containing information on the structure of the psalter, in a nineteenth-century hand, have been inserted.

On [*1r] a four-line initial ‘N' is supplied in blue ink. On [a1r] a 16-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with cadelle decoration. Paragraph marks and capital strokes in red in the first gathering only.

Provenance: Regensburg, Bavaria, Prüll, Carthusians, S. Vitus; inscription on front endleaf: ‘Pertinet domui Sancti Vitj in Pruell ord'. carthus. prope Ratisponam. 1494' and on [*1r]: ‘Carthusiæ sancti Viti in Prüel prope Ratisbonam'. Purchased from Thomas Rodd for £0. 16. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 130 and Books Purchased (1830), 4.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Z 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 2.15.

Copy number: P-510(2)

The blank leaf after [I5] has been cut away.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards, the spine gold- and blind-tooled. Marbled-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns, with the same paper.

Size: 297 × 218 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 200 mm.

Some early manuscript signatures are visible, but most have been cut away.

On [a1r] a large initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration (Cologne style).

Provenance: Cologne, Carmelites, S. Alanus; inscription on [*1r] in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand: ‘Carmeli Coloniensis Stricte Observantie'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘M.f.11': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 2067. Purchased for £1. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 38.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 2.16.

Copy number: P-510(3)

On parchment.

The blank leaf after [I5] has been cut away.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf stamped in gold with the arms of Canterbury impaled with Laud. Remains of leather ties. Leather index tabs. Rebacked.

Size: 313 × 220 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 200 mm.

In the preliminary gathering initials are supplied in red. On [a1r] a large initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with lighter blue acanthus leaves decoration, within a square silver ground edged in green; the area defined by the letter is supplied in red with yellow pen-work decoration. The lower margin is decorated with pink, red, blue, and green floral decoration. Other principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with red and green pen-work decoration. The initials of Ps 68 and 97 have been cut away.

Provenance: Johannes [ ], Neumünster, Würzburg (fifteenth century); most of the sheets are signed in the lower margin: ‘Jo. Nouimonasterii'. ‘E. 81' in brown ink on verso of the front endleaf. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (1573-1645); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Liber Guilielmi Laud. Archiepi[scopi] Cantuariensis et Cancellarij Vniuersitatis Oxoniensis 1636'; see SC 1004; Coxe, Laudian MSS, p. 18. Donated by Laud in 1639; see Coxe, Laudian MSS, p. xxxvii.

SHELFMARK: MS. Laud Lat. 33.

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