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Bod-Inc: T-271

Turrecremata, Johannes de

Expositio in psalmos.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Turrecremata, Johannes de: [Preface addressed to] Pius II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[B]eatissimo patri . . . Perscrutanti michi studiose psalmorum librum . . .’ Explicit: prestantissimus haberis

[a2r] Turrecremata, Johannes de: Expositio in psalmos. ‘Psalmus primus in quo describitur processus in beatitudinem'. Incipit: ‘[B]eatus vir qui non abiit a via recta recedendo in consilio impiorum prauis eorum machinationibus consentiendo . . .’ Explicit: siue humanus (laudet dominum) See T‑270.


Imprint: [Augsburg]: Johann Schüssler, [not after 1471]. Folio.


Collation: [a–h10 i10+1 k l10 m12 n8 o4].

Remarks: Both Bodleian copies collate as BSB‑Ink, not as Sheppard ([a–i10 k10+1 l–n10 o4]).


ISTC: it00518000

Hain: H *15693;

Goff: Goff T‑518;

BMC: BMC II 328;

Proctor: Pr 1592;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑546; CIBN T‑374; Sack, Freiburg, 3538; Sheppard 1178.

LCN: 14719348


Copy number: T-271(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [o4].

In gathering [i] there is a stub between [i1] and [i2].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind- and gold-tooled diced russia. Yellow-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; blue silk bookmark.

Size: 330 × 226 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 320 × 209 mm.

On [a1r] and [a2r] six-line initials ‘B' are supplied in red with green pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; the text of the Psalms is underlined in red.

Early signatures visible in the lower left-hand corner of the rectos.

Provenance: Schnals, Trentino Alto Adige, Carthusians, Mons Angelorum. Conradus Hrabler (fl. 1479); ‘plebanus' of Molmosreit(?); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Iste liber [est] domus montis omnium angelorum in Snals ord. Carthusiensis quem eidem dedit dominus Conradus Hrabler plebanus in Molmosn. spem habens in orationibus et meritis et promissione prioris et fratrum eiusdem loci anno mcccc 79'. Fridericus (fl. 1471); prior of the Carthusians of Schnals, Mons Angelorum; the following bibliographical note on the verso of the front endleaf in a eighteenth/nineteenth-century hand: ‘Exemplari quod in Bibliotheca Oenipontana [i.e. Innsbruck, Austria] asservatur manu coaeva adscriptum: istum librum emit pater Fridericus prior domus montis omnium angelorum in Snals Ord. Carth. anno domini 1471 pro uno floreno Renensi'. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); armorial book-label; sale (1824), pt III, lot 888, marked down in the Bodleian's annotated copy of the auction catalogue to Thorpe for £4. 19. 0. Richard Heber (1773-1833); Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 7170; sold for £1. Purchased from David Nutt, Catalogue (1837), no. 3742 for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 38 and Library Bills (1837-8), no. 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.58.

Copy number: T-271(2)

Wanting the blank leaves [o3-4].

Not in Sheppard. In gathering [i] there is a stub between [i1] and [i2].

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; bound by ‘Meister' active in Strasbourg in the 1470s. Early manuscript title at the head of the spine. Quadruple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame a repeated small rosette stamp. Within the following frame a few scattered small rectangular running stag stamps. The inner rectangle is decorated with a repeated ‘Meister' scroll; see Goldschmidt p. 136 and pls IV and XCIX no. 5.

Size: 325 × 225 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 215 mm.

Manuscript title on the front endleaf in the same Buxheim hand that wrote the ownership note. Cropped early signatures partially visible.

On [a1r] the margin side of the initial ‘B' supplied in red is decorated with a human profile in brown ink and wash. Other initials, paragraph marks, and underlining of chapter headings are supplied in red; capital strokes in red. Also supplied by the rubricators are headings such as ‘Ps David' throughout the book.

Provenance: Hilbrand Brandenburg (1442-1514); coloured woodcut book-plate of an angel holding a shield with his arms (Warnecke 245); also his arms on [a1r] within a brown, blue, and green foliate decoration and gold dots. Buxheim, Bavaria, Carthusians, BVM; not in Honemann, ‘Buxheim Collection'; contemporary inscription on the front endleaf: ‘Liber Carthausien[sium] in Buchshaim prope Memmingenn proueniens a confratre nostro domino Hilprando Brandenburger de Bibraco donato sacerdote continens Explanationem Psalterii domini Johannis Cardinalis de Turrecremata. Oretur pro eo et pro quibus desiderauit'; also ‘Cartusiae Buxiae' and stamp on [a1r]. Graf von Ostein, 1803. Sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895); Buxheim sale, lot 2944. Ant. W. M. Mensing (1866-1936); sale (1936), lot 581. Eduardo J. Bullrich. D. L. Alvear (fl. 1952); sale (1952), lot 387. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; accession number ‘R 1419' inside lower cover. Purchased by Ehrman in 1955 from Nicolas Rauch for £375. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 94.2.

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