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Bod-Inc: P-521


Psalterium [Dutch and Latin] Die duytsche Souter.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Augustinus [pseudo-: De Virtute psalmorum.] ‘Van den loue der salmen'. Incipit: ‘[D]it is vanden loue der salmen daer Augustinus sonderlinghe . . . [D]ie sanc der salmen heilighet dat lichaen . . .’ The original of the tract here said to be Augustine, De anima et spiritu, forms the opening portions of the pseudo-Augustinian De virtute psalmorum (BMC); for which see A‑581.

a1r [Invitatorium.] Incipit: ‘Laet ons aenbeden de heer die ons ghemaect heeft . . .’

a1r [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.] Each psalm in Dutch is introduced by an incipit in Latin. See Schöndorf, Die Tradition der deutschen Psalmenübersetzungen, 107 no. 68; idem, ‘Psalmenübersetzungen', VL VII 883-9.

E2r [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-8, 11, 9-10, 15.

G8r ‘Die seuen psalm[en der penitencien]'. Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142; Latin incipits only.

G8r ‘Letanien'. It includes: ‘Mauricius met dinen ghesellen', ‘Bonifaes met . . .', ‘Victor met . . .', ‘Gereon met . . .', ‘Nichasius', ‘Ponciaen', ‘Lambrecht' among the martyrs; ‘Egidius', ‘Hilarius', ‘Williboert', ‘Remijn', ‘Urbaen', ‘Loey', ‘Eewout', ‘Lebuijn', ‘Hubrecht', ‘Odulf', ‘Seuerijn', Ludgheer', ‘Seruaes', ‘Tyburcius', ‘Seuerus', ‘Eusebius' among the confessors and monks; ‘Tecla', ‘Dorothea', ‘Cristina', ‘Margareta', ‘Scolastica', ‘Aldegont', ‘Walburch', ‘Ursula met . . .', ‘Barbara', ‘Gheertruut', ‘Brigida', ‘Victoria', ‘Iuliana', ‘Potenciana', ‘Appollonia', ‘Martha', ‘Helena', ‘Elysabeth' among the virgins.

H8v [Pater noster in Dutch.] Followed by Ave Maria and other prayers, in Dutch.


Imprint: Delft: Jacob Jacobszoen van der Meer, 12 Feb. 1480. 8°.


Collation: [*]6 a–r [2-shaped r] ſ s t v u x–z A–H8 I6.


ISTC: ip01070000

Hain: HC 13521; C 4961;

Goff: Goff P‑1070;


Proctor: Pr 8864;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 1008; Boekdrukkunst, 118a; Campbell 549; CIBN P‑677; HPT I 34-6, II 399; ILC 1838; Oates 3341; Sheppard 6874.

LCN: 14088940


Copy number: P-521(1)

Wanting the first unsigned gathering of six leaves. Inserted is a printed title of a later date, not belonging to the edition, reading ‘De duytsche Souter des grooten Propheten Dauids . . .’

Gathering a differently set up: a1r: ‘Inuitatorium Laet ons aenbe= | dē de heer die ons ghemaect heeft | Ps̄ Venite exultemus .xciiij. | An̄t. Dient den heere Beatus vir | qui non abijt .i. | [S]Alich is die mā die | niet of ghegaen en | is indē raet d' gheē. | re die van gode ghe | keert ſijn . . .’

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches. Rebacked. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Triple fillets form a triple frame. No stamps within the outer frame. Within the following frame a circular fleur-de-lis stamp and three different floral stamps. The inner rectangle is covered by the Bodleian stamp.

Size: 145 × 115 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 144 × 99 mm.

Principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with reserved white decoration, and with blue and red pen-work decoration which extends into the margins to form a border decorated with gold dots; on a1r the border contains the figure of David with his harp. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: David Wilmsz (sixteenth century); inscription on front pastedown and on the verso of the inserted leaf with the title-page: ‘David Wilmsz camerlynck'. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part I, lot 148; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 11. Purchased [through Payne?] for £0. 19. 0: see Books Purchased (1790), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.9.

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