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Psalterium [Dutch and Latin] Die duytsche Psolter.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.] ‘Dit is die duytsche psolter ende op een ygheliken psalm sinen titel . . .’ See Schöndorf, Die Tradition der deutschen Psalmenübersetzungen, 107 no. 71; idem, ‘Psalmenübersetzungen', VL VII 883-9.

[a2r] [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.] Each psalm in Dutch is introduced by an incipit in Latin.

[con]2v [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-8, 11, 9-10, 15.

B3v ‘Letanien'. It includes: ‘Mauricius met dinen ghesellen', ‘Victor met . . .', ‘Gereon met . . .', ‘Nichasius', ‘Ponciaen', ‘Ypolitus', ‘Lambrecht' among the martyrs; ‘Egidius', ‘Hilarius', ‘Willeboert', ‘Remijn', ‘Urbaen', ‘Loy', ‘Eewout', ‘Lebuijn', ‘Hubrecht', ‘Odulf', ‘Seuerijn', Ludgeer', ‘Seruaes', ‘Tyburcius', ‘Seuerus', ‘Eusebius' among the confessors and monks; ‘Tecla', ‘Dorothea', ‘Cristina', ‘Margareta', ‘Scolastica', ‘Aldegont', ‘Walburch', ‘Ursula met . . .', ‘Barbara', ‘Geertruut', ‘Brigida', ‘Victoria', ‘Iuliana', ‘Potenciana', ‘Appollonia', ‘Martha', ‘Helena', ‘Elisabeth' among the virgins.

C2r [Pater noster in Dutch.] Followed by Ave Maria and other prayers, in Dutch.


Imprint: Delft: Hendrik Eckert, van Homberch, 1498. 8°.


Collation: [a] b–z [et] [con] A–C8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ip01072000

Hain: HC 13524;

Goff: Goff P‑1072;


Proctor: Pr 8908;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 56; Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 1011; Campbell 552; HPT I 102-4, II 403; ILC 1841; Oates 3381; Sheppard 6886.

LCN: 14088980


Copy number: P-523(1)

Wanting the blank leaves C7,8.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 145 × 103 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 139 × 90 mm.

Some of the Latin incipits of the psalms have been translated into Dutch in an early hand.

The woodcuts are coloured. Principal initials are supplied in blue with reserved white decoration within a ground made of red pen-work decoration with extension into the margin to form a border. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1853), 71.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. M inf. 1.17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.18.

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