Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Date of origin:1456-1481
Place of origin: Nuremberg, Germany
Every tenth leaf numbered in lead by a modern hand.
Dimensions:166mm x 118mm (leaves), 115mm x 79mm (ruled space)
16 2-910 1010 (-5) 11-2110 226 Catchwords written at the lower right at the end of every quire after the first.
Script:At least four hands, three for the text, and at least one separate contemporary corrector's hand. All text hands in Gothic litera quadrata, the first to f. 184v, the second to f . 192r, and the last to f. 211r.
Binding:Bound in crimson pigskin over wooden boards with leather thongs and metal pin clasps; the upper cover is paneled with blind tooled fillet lines and rows of fleurons with historiated squares at each corner; the center panel is crowded with fleurons and historiated squares and lozenges; the back cover has a fillet line border and a pattern of fleurons connected by lines interspersed with historiated squares and lozenges. The lower portion of the spine is detached with the sewing visible.
Additions:Contemporary corrections throughout in upper, lower, and outer margins. Some corrections in later hand. Some notes in later hand after fol. 142r. Leaf of corrections in contemporary hand tipped in between fol. 56v and fol. 57r.
Contains a Dominican calendar on fols. 1-6 including name of St. Katherine twice and name of St. Sebald, indicating that this came from the Dominican convent of St. Katherine of Nuremberg. Ms. ex libris on first flyleaf "Disser Psalterii gehort der Schwester Maria Angness Hueberin." The inside front cover bears the label of George A. Levitt and Company, Auctioneers, New York, and one of D.G. Francis, Bookseller, 17 Astor Place, New York.
Bibliography:Corbett, James A. "Two German Dominican psalters," in Mediaeval Studies. v. 13 (1951): 247-252.