A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 989

Summary Catalogue no.: 30443


Penitential Psalms with the preface and commentary of Luther
Rubric: Die Syben Buess Psallmen mit der Teutschen Auslegunng verbessert durch Martinum Luther
(apparently taken from the printed edition of 1525)
Language(s): German

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 165 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 5.625 × 4.125 in.


Pächt and Alexander i. 187

Good initials


Half red leather with gold ornament, early 18th century German work.


Origin: after 1525 ; Germany

Provenance and Acquisition

With the early 18th century armorial bookplate of Matthias Jacob Adam Steiner, German theologian, 1740-1796

Referenced about 1830-40.

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1905). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-11-09: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1905)