SOUTER LIEDEKE(N)S, ghemaect ter eeren Gods op alle die Psalmen va(n) David: tot stichtinghe en een gheestelike vermakinghe van allen Christe(n) Mensche(n). Antw., S. Cock, 1540 (June 12th). (4), 182 lvs. (Tog. 192 lvs. (24 sheets: a4, A-Z8, a4), some mistakes in pagination). W. woodcut representation of King David playing the harp on ti-p., ti. & text printed in red & black, w. num. music scores in text. Sm-8°. Later vellum w. overl. sides. (Middle part of last leaf cut out (line 9-14), part of leaf A1 (=fol. 1) rep. w. text added in manuscript, first lvs. a bit thumbed/soiled, a few marg. stains, margins cut).The metrical rhyming psalms were probably arranged by a Utrecht nobleman, Willem van Zuylen van Nijevelt (d. 1543). For the melodies he used popular folksongs from the Low Countries (though some have German or French origin). The fact that the melodies of the songs were added to the texts makes this compilation a very important source. - Very rare second version of the first edition of the oldest rhimed version of the psalms in Dutch. - Nijhoff/Kronenberg 1916; Scheurleer, Souterliedekens II (pp. 32-34); not in Adams, not in Machiels. 1 copy present (KB) in NCC/STCN.
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