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Name: Nicolaus de Lyra, OFM Postillae Litterales Super Psalterium

Repository: University Library

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Postillae Litterales Super Psalterium

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 17

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924

Binding: 19c. ivory paper over boards by Howell and Stewart. Covers have three fillets giltÑtooled and central floral design in blind; spine, damaged, with gilt floral pattern in each compartment and gilt title LYRANUS (sic) / IN/ PSALMOS.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (12)1-19 (10)20; Ar. marbled, Bv., Cr., Dr.Ñ Fr. blank, Fv. marbled.


Condition: Edges cut and gilded Worm-holes on fols 1-4, 65-76 without loss of text.

Deco desc: red rubrics and underlining; foliation in red.

Dimensions: 272 x 215 mm

Extent: xi + 238

Foliation: contemporary foliation in roman starting on fol.2, recommencing every hundred and missing ccvii

Hand desc: German littera hors systme


Layout: two cols each of 34Ñ40 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Bibliography: K. V. Sinclair, ÔManuscrits mŽdiŽvaux dÕorigine franciscaine en AustralieÕ, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, Vol.LVII (1964), p. 370.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv1

Orig place:


Provenance: 2r. by 15c. hand Ô1462.2Õ which is not likely to be the date of the completion of the transcription, since the waterÑmark is much earlier; also 2r. in a later hand is ÔBibliotheca TongrisÕ [N135] Av. in 19c. pencil hands are Ôb/e/Õ, ÔA[fraction4/2]Õ, Ô[pound sign]2-12-6Õ and autograph ÔJohn Lee / Doctors Commons / 1828 / bound Messrs Howell and Stewart / 1829Õ; also in LeeÕs hand are 2r. ÔLyranus (sic) in PsalmosÕ and Cv. notes on Latin abbreviations with the opening words of the text; his armorial book-plate is inside front cover; Br. in 19c. pencil Ô10.10.0Õ; inside front cover also is the helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. [N135] Perhaps the Library of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Tongres in Belgium.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 115



Support: paper water-mark is a two-headed splayed eagle cf. Briquet, Vol.I, no.230 (found between Etain 1429 and Maastricht 1443),


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