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

Identifier: MS 69


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).


The hand is good throughout, but the pages are much stained with moisture.


There are red filigree initials, and at the beginnings of the Psalms large Gothic letters.


  • Creation: 15th century


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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


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


28.58 cm x 20.64 cm


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 University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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