Expositio brevis & utilis super toto psalterio.

Accession number: 
PML 246
Torquemada, Juan de, 1388-1468.
Rome : Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), 4 October 1470.
[204] leaves ; 29 x 20 cm. (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from colophon.
Colophon (leaf [20]/7r): Reverendissimi Cardinalis sancti Sixti Expositio brevis & utilis super toto psalterio: Rome impressa die Quarta mensis octobris per honorabile[m] virum magistrum Udalricum Gallum de Bienna Anno domini Millesimoquadringentesimoseptuagesimo. Laus Deo.
Printed in types 1:150G (incipits and major initial letters) and 3:113R.
Collation: [1-3¹⁰ 4¹² 5-12¹⁰ 13¹² 14¹⁰ 15¹² 16-19¹⁰ 20⁸]: 204 leaves.
Paper format: Royal quarto
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.2 x 18.5 cm.

Modern blind-stamped full rust goatskin over boards (29 x 20 cm.), sewn on 5 supports, designer binding by Duprez-Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; plain endbands.
Variant Title: 

Expositio super toto psalterio


Hand decoration: Painted foliate border with armorial, northern Italian(?) (leaf [1]/3r); rubricated, blue initial with red filigree decoration (leaf [1]/1r), red and blue alternating lombards and paragraph marks. Different style of initial, paragraph marks, and foliation on leaves [1]/1-2 suggest it was decorated by a different hand than the rest of the work or possibly added early on from another copy. Annotations: Contemporary alpha-numeric quire signatures.

Unidentified armorial: rampant lion facing left, imperial eagle in chief (leaf [1]/3r); Maffeo Pinelli (1736-1785); Bibliotheca Pinelliana sale, Edwards (London), 2 March 1789, lot 5188; Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), inscriptions 7 April 1789 and 22 August 1797, purchased at the Pinelli sale for £5.7.6 and had bound for £0.16.0 (front fly leaf recto) and former armorial binding (former binding armorial preserved on front pastedown), Wodhull left his collection to his sister-in-law Mary Ingram, who left it in 1824 to Samuel Amy Severne; J.E. Severne and Wodhull sale, Sotheby's London, 11 January 1886; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and price code: e/-/- +___ (former fly leaf, in dept. folder); J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.