[Explanatio psalmorum].

Accession number: 
PML 77506-07
Author: 
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
Published: 
[Southern Netherlands?] : [Printer of Augustinus, 'Explanatio psalmorum'], [about 1486-1487]
Description: 
3 vols. ; 30 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased as the gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1982.
Notes: 

Also recorded as [not after 1487] and [Cologne?] (ISTC).
Collation: Vol. I: [*]a⁶; a-r [cursive r] [tall s] s-v u x-y⁸: 206 leaves, leaves [*]a1, a1, and y8 blank; Vol. II: b⁸; A-Z AA-HH⁸ II-KK⁶ LL⁸: 276 leaves, leaves A1 and LL8 blank; Vol. III: d⁸; aa-rr [cursive r][cursive r] [tall s][tall s] ss-vv uu ww xx-zz [et][et] [con][con] [us][us] aaa-bbb⁸ ccc⁶ ddd⁸: 278 leaves, leaves d1 [and ddd8?] blank.
Colophon (vol. I, leaf y7v): Explicit p[ri]ma q[ui]nq[ua]gena summi [et] enc[m]p[er]abilis doctoris Augustini p[re]sulis aurelii, sup[er] psalteriu[m] sancti p[ro]phete david.
Dated from paper evidence (WILC). The copy at Bornheim-Walberberg has an acquisition date of 1487 (ISTC). Goff dated about 1485.
Incipit (vol. I, leaf a2r): Incipit prologus sancti ac venerabilis yponiensis ep[iscop]i augustini super pslaterium.
On the location of the press, see HPT I p.75.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.4 x 20.7 cm
PML copy vol. II has leaf A1 bound before b1.
PML has volumes I and II only.
Printed in type 90G, unassigned.
Title from ISTC.

Binding: 
Vols. I-II: Contemporary blind-stamped brown calf over wooden boards (approx. 30 x 21.5 cm), sewn on 4 supports by the Antwerp Binder, Cambridge; repaired. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves. 2 clasps and catches, wanting.
Variant Title: 

Super psalterium

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Vol I: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No notations in text. Vol II: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No notations in text. [Secund]a written leaf A1r (misbound).

Provenance: 
Johannes More (ca. 1501), of Rotherham, Yorkshire, inscription: Secunda Q[u]inquagena p[?] iiiis viiid, liber m[eus] Joh[ann]is More d. (vol. II, leaf LL8v); shelfmarks, unidentified, M.4 (vol. I, leaf *a2r), M.2 (vol. II, leaf b2v); bookplate, unidentified: B.L. monogram on book with an upside down caduceus (front pastedown of both volumes); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from L.C. Harper, 1982.
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