Breviarium Constantiense (Constance).

Reutlingen: Johann Otmar, 1482.
4to. Part I: [1-28]. [16] leaves, the first blank. Part II: [18 2-36 4-88 96]. [66] leaves. Part III: [1-178 1810 19-228 2310 248]. [196] leaves. Part IV: [18]. [8] leaves. Part V: [1-58 6-710 8-198]. [156] leaves, the last blank. Part VI: [14]. [4] leaves. Part VII: [1-38 410]. [34] leaves.
ISTC ib01154000; Goff B1154; GW 5320.

Accession number: 167530
Note: Part VI (Tabula impositionis historiarum) misbound between 2/7 and 2/8 of part I.
Provenance: Joannes Fridericus K--- (fl. 1564): partially deleted inscription on 1/2r of part I “Joannes Fridericus(?) K[...] 1564”.
Maurice Ogle & Son, booksellers, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow (1832-1871): bookseller’s ticket “M. Ogle & Son Booksellers 1, Royal Exchange Sqr. Glasgow” on rear pastedown; sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Ogle 20 Oct. 1848 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “20. 10. 48 Ogle af/-” on 1/8r of part I.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate on rear pastedown inscribed “A Donation from William Euing Esq”.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled alum-tawed sheepskin over bevelled wooden boards.   The front cover is decorated with triple fillets to form four concentric rectangles;  the inner rectangle contains a separate floral tool and merrythoughts, the second rectangle is mitred, the third rectangle is decorated with a foliate roll, and the outer rectangle is undecorated.   The rear cover is decorated with triple fillets to form three concentric rectangles;  the inner rectangle is divided from corner to corner with fillets to form four triangles and further divided horizontally to form two squares, which are in turn divided from corner to corner by fillets;  the second rectangle is decorated with a foliate roll;  the outer rectangle is undecorated.   Spine undecorated;  19th-century printed paper title label added;  rectangular paper label affixed to bottom spine compartment bearing printed number “6”.   Two brass clasps (lower clasp now lost), with catch plates on front board. Numerous leather index tabs in part II ('Psalterium').   Size:  212 x 152 mm.
Leaf size: 200 x 141 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations (many cropped) in a 16th-century hand; front pastedown and front free endpaper contain numerous Latin prayers in a 17th-century hand; 19th-century numbers “2007” in ink and “S122” and “6955” in pencil on front pastedown; 19th-century number “40” in ink on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Initials, paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting parts III and IV.

Breviarium Constantiense (Constance) - Manuscript prayers