Raymundus de Sabunde: Theologia naturalis, sive Liber creaturarum.

Strassburg: Martin Flach (printer of Strassburg), 21 Jan. 1496.
Fol. [*6] a8 b-y6 z8 [et]6 [con]8. [162] leaves.
ISTC ir00033000; Goff R33; BMC I, 154 (IB. 2193); Bod-inc R-018.

Accession number: 163434
Provenance: Richard Kidderminster (Kedermyster, Kyderminster, Kyderminstre, Kydreminster (ca. 1461-1533 or 1534), abbot of Winchcombe Abbey (1488-1525): inscription “Liber Dompni Ricardi. K. Abbatis Monasterij diue uirginis Marie Sanctiq[ue] Kenelmi regis et martiris de Winchelcomba ordinis beatissimi patris Benedicti” on [*6r]; initials “R L” in ink on upper edge of text block.
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, Benedictine Abbey of BVM and S. Kenelm (dissolved 1539) - see above; N.R. Ker, 'Medieval libraries', p. 198.
James Morison (1816-1893), United Secession minister and a founder of the Evangelical Union: inscription “James Morison 1850” on [*1r]; source unknown.
Mitchell Library, Glasgow: purchased Morison’s theological library in 1894.
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards; both covers decorated with a double fillet to form three concentric rectangles; the inner rectangle is divided by a double fillet into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments which are decorated with a lozenge-shaped foliate stamp and a square-shaped stamp of a paschal lamb; the second rectangle is decorated with a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lys stamp; the outer rectangle is decorated with a lozenge-shaped floral stamp and a stamp of a pelican within a roundel; spine covering missing; evidence of two clasps (both now lost); evidence from nail holes of five bosses on each board (all now lost); two vellum manuscript guard strips visible; watermark of a unicorn on rear free endpaper; fore-edge title in ink “Theologia Naturalis” running from tail to head. Size: 287 x 202 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations and “nota” marks in a 16th-century hand;  occasional pointing hands;  lengthy 16th-century inscription mentioning Winchcombe abbey on recto of rear free endpaper;  19th-century notes on Sabunde and his work on the front endpapers;  19th-century price “10/6” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper;  19th-century price “£2.0.0” in pencil on front pastedown.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red or in red with reserved white throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Raymundus de Sabunde: Theologia naturalis, sive Liber creaturarum - Manuscript annotations