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Bod-Inc: P-524


Psalterium [German and Latin] Der teütsch Psalter.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.] ‘Der teütsch Psalter mit anderthalbhundert Psalmen . . .’ See Schöndorf, Die Tradition der deutschen Psalmenübersetzungen, 126 no. 27; idem, ‘Psalmenübersetzungen', VL VII 883-9.

[*2r] [Alphabetical list of psalms, in Latin and German.]

a1r [Psalterium, Ps 1-150.] Each psalm in German is introduced by an incipit in Latin.

D5v [Cantica.] See P‑495, nos 1-8, 11, 15.


Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1498. 8°.


Collation: [*] a–z A8 B4 C–F8.

Types: Types: 150, title; 105.

Leaves: 236 leaves, the last probably blank.

Line number: 18 lines (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 95 ×61 mm (a2r).

Illustrations: Black lombards; Maiblumen S.


ISTC: ip01076300

Hain: H *13518(?); CR 4960;

Proctor: Pr 1800;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 1004; BSB‑Ink P‑849; Sack, Freiburg, 2983; Sheppard 1305-6.


Copy number: P-524(1)

Wanting F8, probably blank.

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg, Kyriß workshop no. 87) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, lettered at head: Psalter teutsch. Remains of a leather clasp hinging from the lower cover; rebacked. Triple fillets form a double frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame a plait-work roll; see Kyriß pl. 177, no. 1. Vertical triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into three compartments, the middle one decorated with the plait-work roll. On the lower cover, within the outer frame the plait-work roll. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. Manuscript title and typographical information on a rectangular paper label at head and tail of the spine respectively. ‘287' printed on a rectangular paper label at centre of the spine.

Size: 142 × 105 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 135 × 90 mm.

For the pastedown see P‑037.

Provenance: Georg Mayr (fl. 1513); inscription on [*1r] of the Psalter: ‘Sum Magistri Mairii Monacensis parochus in Thegernsee. Melius est pro veritate pati supplicium, quam pro adulatione consequi beneficium. 1513'; with Mayr's printed book-label, containing the same motto, pasted onto [*1v]. Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; printed shelfmark ‘P. 9. 2o’ at tail of upper cover. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on C5r and ‘101' in pencil on [*1r] of the Psalter. Purchased from Albert Cohn, Catalogue 162, no. 286, for 75 Marks; see Library Bills (1885), bill no. 102; see also The Bodleian Library in 1882-7: A Report from the Librarian (Oxford, 1888), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 3.6.

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