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MS 69: Expositio super librum Psalmorum, by Petrus de Herentals, 15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 69

Contents

15th century Dutch manuscript of Petrus de Herenthal's Expositio super librum Psalmorum, (Exposition of the Psalms, sometimes called Collectarius super librum Psalmorum), a commentary on the Psalms, which he dedicated to John of Arkel (bishop of Utrecht 1342-1364, bishop of Liège 1364-1378).
Writing The hand is good throughout, but the pages are much stained with moisture.
Illumination There are red filigree initials, and at the beginnings of the Psalms large Gothic letters.

Dates

  • 15th century

Creator

Language of Materials

Latin

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.

Extent

1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

A Dutch manuscript. Only one mark of ownership is found on the fly-leaf at the beginning. Frater Joannes Vessaminus [?] de Tiw [. . .] me utitur anno 1568 in Tongr [. . .]. The same hand writes a title below this inscription.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Petri de Heerenthals Expositio Super Librum Psalmorum

Previous reference

D. b. I. 10.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper and vellum. The first and last and the two middle leaves of each gathering are vellum.

Binding: Plain oak boards, uncovered, with embossed leather back (modern). Written upright on the outer cover spine, "Petrus de Herenthals In Psalmos". Inserted on the back fly-leaf is a note from the binder from 1958.

Collation: a16-x16, y4=340

Dimensions

28.58 cm x 20.64 cm

General

Secundo folio: modernis bibliis
Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 340, double columns, 39-44 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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