Vincentius Bellovacensis: Opuscula. With: Liber gratiae; Laudes Virginis Mariae; De Sancto Johanne evangelista; De eruditione filiorum regalium; Consolatio pro morte amici.

Basel:  Johann Amerbach, 13 Dec. 1481.
Fol.   [*6] a10 b-c8 d-p10.8 q8 r-v10.8 x8 y10 A-D8.10 E-H8 I10 K-P8 Q10.   [338] leaves.
ISTC iv00277000;  Goff V277;  BMC III 746;  Bod-inc V-129.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Signature N1 wholly erased, N4 partially - cf. Bod-inc V-129 copies 1 and 3.
Provenance: Friedrich Georg Hermann Culemann (1811-1886), printer, Senator, in Hannover:  inscriptions on [*1r] “Ex libris Fr. G.H. Culemann 1838” and on front flyleaf “Ex libris Friedr. Culemann 1838”;  no. 18 in C.L. Grotefend, 'Incunabeln-Sammlung von F.G.H. Culemann' (Hannover:  1844);  lot 713 in 'Catalogue of a Bibliotheca typographica ... which will be sold by auction, by ... Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ... 7th day of February, 1870 ...' [London:  1870];  sold for £0.10.6 to the bookseller, Thomas Arthur, according to the digitized Bodleian copy of the sale catalogue.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  see above.
William George Thorpe (d. 1903), F.S.A., barrister-at-law, Middle Temple:  inscription on [*1r] “W G Thorpe Mid. Temple 1888”.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Germany, 19th-century blind-stamped calf decorated in a 15th/16th-century style;  marbled endpapers;  front and rear flyleaves have a cursive “Pro Patria” watermark;  eight leather tabs separate sections of the text.   Size:  302 x 212 mm.
Leaf size: 290 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional early “nota” marks and underlining;  19th-century note on the author on [*1r];  19th-century price in pencil “5 guineas” on verso of front free endpaper together with a lot or catalogue number “560” and a price code “a/ml/-” both in pencil.
Decoration: Five-line initial “L” on a1r supplied in dark blue with gold decoration, with foliate in-fill in red, green, gold and reserved white, and bordered with red and green pen-work extending into the inner margin;  similarly decorated initials of blue (with reserved white in place of gold) on e7v, n4r, r1r, y2v, E1r, F1v, N1v;  other initials throughout supplied in red or in red with reserved white, except on F1r and N1r where they are supplied in blue with reserved white; paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

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