[Psalterium].

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

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

Binding: 
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.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

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.

Provenance: 
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.
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