Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum

[Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, ca. 1481-82]
Fol. [1-410 5-108 11-126 13-188 1910]. [158] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ih00203000; Goff H203; BMC I 251 (IB. 4184); Bod-inc H-108.

Accession number: 167517
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Statuta provincialia et synodalia ecclesiae Coloniensis. Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 29 Sept. 1492.
Note: Bifolium 19/4.7 misbound between bifolia 16/3.6 and 16/4.5.
Provenance: Reynerus/Reinerus Rost (16th century) - possible owner: inscription “Reynerus Rost de Haerenn” on A1r (title-page) of second item in volume.
Petrus Palant (18th century), of Jülich, North Rhine-Westphalia: inscription “Petrus palant Juliacensis Wilhelmo Krachren Dono dedit” on 1/1v.
Wilhelm Krachren (18th century): see above.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; purchased 25 April 1839 according to Euing’s acquisition note with price code “25 4/39 ae/-” on 1/1v.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate on 1/1v inscribed “A Donation from William Euing Esq”.
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 divided by a double fillet into numerous lozenge-shaped compartments each filled with one of two separate floral stamps, or a stamp of a heart pierced by an arrow below a crown; the second rectangle decorated with a rosette and a small six-petalled flower stamp; the outer rectangle undecorated; remains of two brass clasps with catch plates on front board; spine undecorated; pastedowns are bifolia from a late medieval rubricated manuscript on paper containing Latin hymns including “Ave maris stella, dei mater alma”, “Quo custode procul pelle rex” and “Christe sanctorum decus angelorum”; two vellum manuscript guards visible. Size: 289 x 205 mm.
Leaf size: 277 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Signatures supplied in red ink in a 15th/16th-century hand; 19th-century numbers “S122” and “8848” in pencil on front pastedown, together with the number “2002” in black ink and the initials “J M B” in purple ink; 19th-century number “80” in pencil on rear pastedown; 19th-century bibliographical notes tipped-in at front of volume.
Decoration: Initials supplied throughout in blue or red (some with reserved white).
Imperfections: None.

Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum - Bookplate and inscriptions