Rolewinck, Werner: Fasciculus temporum.

[Strassburg: Johann Prüss, after 6 Apr. 1490]
Fol. [*6] A8 B-P6. [6], Folium I - Folium XC, [2] leaves (the final two blank).
ISTC ir00276000; Goff R276; Polain(B) 3362; Bod-inc R-126.

Accession number: 167529
Variant: A2v, line 1 ends:  “... felicter”, not as Polain “... feliciter”.
Provenance: Schönborn (fl. 1675): partially read inscription “[...] Schonborn 1675 [...]” on [*1r].
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: owner; source unknown.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate on front pastedown inscribed “A Donation from Wm. Euing Esq”.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled quarter calf (worn and with multiple lacerations) over wooden boards; both covers decorated with fillets and a foliate(?) roll to form a long, narrow rectangle, which on the front cover is decorated with a repeated lozenge-shaped floral stamp and a small rosette, and on the rear cover with a repeated square-shaped floral stamp and a small rosette; spine compartments decorated with separate stamps (extremely worn); remains of two engraved brass clasps, with catch plates on front board; 19th-century printed paper label at head of spine bearing the number “32”. Front and rear vellum pastedowns are from a manuscript missal, and each contains a large decorated initial “D” with an interlaced design together with smaller plain initials, silvered or in red. Size: 295 x 209 mm.
Leaf size: 282 x 204 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations in 16th-century hands up to K2 (sporadic thereafter). At the front of the volume are bound-in two paper leaves containing manuscript text in double columns in a 15th/16th-century hand beginning “Quid est homo”, “Quid est deus”, and with frequent quotations from the Book of Isaiah. On the rear vellum pastedown are added various annotations in a 16th-century hand: “Roma tibi subito motibus ibit Amor praecedens Carmen etiam eadem significatione poteris legere retrorsum”; “Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam misericordiam tuam”; “bona, melior, optima> vox est [with accompanying sayings in German]”, and “mala, peior, pessima> vox est [with accompanying sayings in German]”. On P5v is a list of names in a 17th-century hand: “Hans Diederich de Roben [lightly scored through], Joannes Theodoricus a Lontzen dictus cognomine Roben Conte Palantin, Jean de la Preel Conte de Bossu, Laurentius a Solms Marquis de bellevidere, Joa[nn]es Gladbach Ducq de Bleu Conte de Blancq & Siegneur [sic] de Testiculus, Wennemarus Bommerus Cardinal aldo Brandin[us]”; these are followed by twelve lines of verse in German dated “Anno 1620”. 19th-century numbers “2004” in black ink, “No 2976” in red ink, and “S122” in pencil on front pastedown; 19th-century numbers “37” in pencil on second rear flyleaf.
Decoration: Many woodcuts coloured in dull red, green and yellow; several early marginal pen-and-ink drawings e.g. of a hand holding a knife (B3r), a double-headed eagle (C5v), and legal codices (I4v).
Imperfections: None.

Rolewinck, Werner: Fasciculus temporum - Manuscript annotations