Scriptum compendiosum Psalterii intentionem declarans.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Scriptum compendiosum Psalterii intentionem declarans. Incipit: ‘[S]icut olim manna habuit delectamentum et omnem saporem suauitatis . . .’ Explicit: vlt saluus esse, etc. This does not appear to be the work (with an identical incipit) of Alanus de Insulis, Ludolphus de Saxonia, or Jordanus de Quedlinburg: see BSB‑Ink, with the reference given there. ISTC ascribes the authorship to Walafridus Strabo, but without providing an explanation.
Imprint: [Basel: Johannes Solidi (Schilling), c.1473]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink. The press, identified as Schilling's, and formerly located at Cologne, is reassigned by Dalbanne and Droz to Basel; see Needham, ‘Cologne Partners', 126-7. CIBN dates [c.1473-4].
Hain: H *14571;
Goff: Goff W‑1;
BMC: BMC I 237;
Proctor: Pr 1130;
Others: BSB‑Ink S‑237; CIBN W‑1; Sack, Freiburg, 2280; not in Sheppard.
Copy number: S-126A(1)
Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century grey-green paper, over a cloth spine of the same colour.
Size: 280 × 202 × 11 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 189 mm.
Provenance: Remains of a bookseller's circular label on the front cover: ‘20[ ]' or ‘26[ ]'. Thomas Merriman Ward († before 1890); sale, lot 261; note by Lawn on the recto of the front endleaf, presumably referring to this copy. G. Harold Culshaw (nineteenth century); perhaps to be identified with George Harold Culshaw (b. 1863/4); book-plate. Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; catalogue, p. 33. Bequeathed in 2001.
SHELFMARK: Lawn d.3.
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