Analysis of Content
a2r [Psalterium feriatum.]
n1r [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-8, 11, 15, 9-10.
o2v [Litaniae sanctorum.] It includes ‘Vite', ‘Ipolite', ‘Pancraci', ‘Albane', ‘Maurici cum soc.', ‘Dyonisi cum soc.', ‘Gereon cum soc.' among the martyrs; ‘Brici', ‘Remigi', ‘Columbane', ‘Galle' among the confessors; ‘Scolastica', ‘Columba', ‘Brigida', ‘Margaretha', ‘Affra', ‘Iuliana', ‘Cristina', ‘Barbara' among the virgins.
p1r [Hymnarius.] It includes hymns for the temporal, sanctoral (including one for Gallus), common of saints, and for the dedication of the church.
[*1v] ‘Registrum psalmorum vespertinorum et canticorum'.
[*2r] ‘Registrum psalmorum nocturnalium'.
[*3v] ‘Registrum hymnorum'.
Imprint: [Basel: Michael Wenssler, c.1487]. 4°.
Collation: a–n8 o4 p–r8 [*]4.
GW: GW Nachträge, 293;
Hain: R, Supplement, 156;
Goff: Goff P‑1047;
Proctor: Pr 3267;
Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 837a; Meyer-Baer 238; Sheppard 2355.
Copy number: P-512(1)
Leaf o4v, l. 21: ‘ . . . dominū'.
Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two metal catches and remains of clasps. Metal support around the corners. Leather index tabs in the shape of knots. Rebacked. Triple fillets form a triple frame. No stamps within the outer frame; within the following frame a single roll of the four evangelists. Vertical triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four compartments, decorated with the same roll.
Size: 280 × 210 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 266 × 188 mm.
A strip from a thirteenth-century manuscript on parchment is used as the front pastedown.
In a few instances the musical notation of antiphons has been written on the printed four-line staves. After the psalter is bound a manuscript Antiphoner, written for a community of secular nuns of the Third Order of S. Francis in Holland, c. 1500; see S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist to the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, 7 vols in typescript (Oxford, 1957-60), II/I fol. 139. It includes antiphons for the feast of S. Willibrordus, Lebuinus, Barbara, and Pancracius. ‘2718' in brown ink on front endleaf. Sheppard notes the presence of a macaronic carol in Latin and Dutch with musical notation in manuscript on the last leaf(?), but this has not been found.
On a2r an eight-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, within a square ground made of red pen-work decoration with extensions into the margin.
Provenance: Netherlands, a community of secular nuns of the Third Order of S. Francis (fifteenth/sixteenth century); see above. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 144v: ‘Rawl.’ Bequeathed in 1755.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.18.
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