[Psalterium. With canticles, hymns, capitula, preces maiores and minores].

Accession number: 
PML 21989 a-b
Uniform title: 
Bible. Psalms. Latin. 1457.
[Mainz] : Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 14 August 1457.
[143] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1923.

Title from ISTC.
Colophon (leaf 143v): Per Joh[ann]em Fust civem Magu[n]tinu[m]. Et Petru[m] Schoffer de Gernszheim. Anno d[omi]ni Millesi[m]o. cccc. lvii. In vig[i]lia Assu[m]pc[i]o[n]is.
Printed in types 1:234G and 2:286G.
Collation: [1-10¹⁰ 11⁸ 12⁶; 13-14¹⁰ 15⁸⁽⁺¹⁾]: 143 leaves.
[Format: Royal folio]
Color-printed initials; 2-, 4-, and 6-line initials printed in alternating red/blue with blue/red printed penwork decoration.
Two issues: a) of 143 leaves b) of 175 leaves, the latter designed for use in the diocese of Mainz. All known copies are on vellum.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: leaf a: 29 x 40.8 cm, leaf b: 27.4 x 37.5 cm.
PML copy only 2 leaves: 42 (leaf a) and 59 (leaf b).

Each leaf in separate folder.
Variant Title: 

Mainz Psalter


Hand decoration: No rubrication required. Annotations: Clef line highlighted in red (same in Lilly copy).

Ludwig Bechstein (1801-1860), Meiningen, who removed the leaves from an unknown binding (see 1870 Culemann letter to Quaritch in file), sold in 1839 to: Friedrich Georg Hermann Culemann (1811-1886), of Hanover, his sale, Sotheby's, 7 Feb. 1870, lots 648-649, to Bernard Quaritch for: William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, Baron Amherst (1835-1909), his sale, 3 Dec. 1908, lot 767, for £81 to Quaritch; J.P. Morgan, Jr., purchased from Quaritch, 1923.