Accession number: 
PML 215
Uniform title: 
Bible. Psalms. Latin. 1485.
[Würzburg] : [Georg Reyser], [about 1488-1489]
[280] leaves ; 31 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from ISTC.
Printed in Reyser's types 1:112G, 2:90G, and 4:180aG.
Dated about 1485 in Goff; dated about 1488-89 by Sack on paper evidence. Fitzwilliam copy has buyer's date 1489.
Collation: [1⁸; 2⁸ 3-32⁸/⁶ 33⁸ 34-37⁸/⁶ 38⁸ 39¹⁰]: 280 leaves, leaves [33]/5 and [39]/10 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Edited by Bruno, Bishop of Würzburg.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.9 x 20.4 cm.

Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (30.5 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports (perhaps by the Mainz Benediktiner workshop or "Zu Bamberg"). Plain paper pastedowns (with offprint from wet sheets of this edition) and fly leaves; plain endbands. 2 clasps and rear board chain, wanting. Contemporary vellum title label on top board, with painted frame.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining; illuminated initial and bas-de-page foliate border decoration (leaf [2]/1r). Annotations: Heavily annotated in several contemporary hands; list of printing errors in contemporary ms hand (front pastedown). Additional quire [*1¹²] of manuscript material added between quires [1] and [2], including Cassiodorus, De propria psalmorum laude. Leather tabs at fore edge. Manuscript title on bottom edge.

Riedfeld (near Neustadt a.d. Aisch, Bavaria), Franciscans, St. Wolfgang, donated by Benedictus Elwanger of Nuremberg, priest at the Altar of Mary Magdalene at Würzburg Cathedral, inscription, 1509 (front pastedown; same donation inscription in Staatlichen Bibliothek Ansbach, Ms. lat. 29); Johann Georg Einslin, of Aisch, donation inscription [to Schongau?], 26 Feb. 1720 (front fly leaf verso); Schongau (Bavaria), Carmelites, inscription, 18th century (leaf [1]/1r); [Munich, Court Library, duplicate?]; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown), price code: a/se/ (front pastedown), and bibliographic notes by Sydney Cockerell, laid-in (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front fly leaf tab) and price code: l/-/- +___ (front fly leaf recto); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.