Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi.

Edited by Thomas Penketh and Bartholomaeus de Bellatis.

Venice: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, for Johannes de Colonia, Nicolaus Jenson et Socii, 1481.
4to. Part I: a-z8 [et]8 [con]8 [rum]8 aa-hh8 ii10. [282] leaves, the first blank. Part II: a-x8 y10. [178] leaves, the first blank. Part III: a-q8. [128] leaves, the first blank. Part IV: a-k8 2h-i8 2k10 o-y8 [et]8 [con]8 [rum]8 A-L8 M10. [300] leaves, the first and last blank.
4 parts, dated: I) 10 Nov. 1481; II) 22 Nov. 1481; III) 1481; IV) 13 Nov. 1481.
Printer’s device in red.
ISTC id00381000; Goff D381; BMC V, 302 (IA. 21545); Bod-inc D-168; GW 9075.

Accession number: 167513
Note: First blank leaf mounted on front free endpaper.
Provenance: T(?) Cambon (16th century): name “T(?) Cambon” on M9v.
Captain Arthur John Snow Paget (1830-1863): inscription “Arthur John Snow Paget April. 12. 1847” on front free endpaper; a similar inscription on front vellum pastedown; pasted onto the front pastedown is an extract for this copy of Duns Scotus taken from an unidentified bookseller’s catalogue and annotated by Paget “Salisbury April 12 1847 AP” (priced at 16s, item number not present).
Thomas Kerslake (1812-1891), bookseller, Bristol: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Kerslake 3 Nov. 1851 according to Euing’s acquisition note with price code “3.11.51 ab/- Kers.” on front vellum pastedown.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate inscribed “A Donation from William Euing Esq”.
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards (most of spine covering missing); both covers decorated with triple fillets to form three concentric rectangles; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, which are decorated with a circular floral stamp, a diamond-shaped floral stamp, and a small rosette; the second rectangle is decorated with the two latter stamps, and the outer rectangle is undecorated; original vellum pastedowns are now mounted on 19th-century paper pastedowns; vellum guard strips from a medieval manuscript visible in many gatherings. Size: 245 x 172 mm.
Leaf size: 234 x 167 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations and “nota” marks in 15th/16th-century hands throughout; occasional pointing hands; on the final blank leaf is a lengthy note in a 16th-century hand referring to collections of Decretals (including those of Boniface VIII); unread early inscription on rear vellum pastedown; title “Johannes Duns sup[er] sententias” in ink in a 17th-century hand on a1v of part IV, below which is a largely defaced inscription in ink with a (conjectured) reading added in pencil “Eagles pretium 5s”; 19th-century number “2007” in ink and “S122” in pencil on front pastedown.
Decoration: Initials supplied throughout in red or in red and reserved white; paragraph marks in red throughout; pen-and-ink drawing of a hand holding an axe on a2v of part IV, and of an axe alone on a3r.
Imperfections: Wanting parts I-III.

Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi - Manuscript inscriptions