Johannes Chrysostomus: De providentia Dei.

Add: De dignitate humanae originis. Edited by Ambrosius Traversarius.

Alost: Thierry Martens, 22 Mar. 1487/8.
4to. [a] b-g6. [42] leaves, the last blank. The first gathering is unsigned.
ISTC ij00293000; Goff J293; BMC IX 127 (IA. 49025); Bod-inc J-136.

Accession number: 310925
Note: Top corner of front free endpaper excised.
Provenance: Joannes Vaydael (16th/17th century): name “Joannes vaydael” on g5v.
Andrew Bain (1844-1926), founder of Clydesdale Iron Works: engraved bookplate on front pastedown “... Given to the Mitchell Library, with other books - by Andrew Bain, Glentower, Hunter’s Quay - in Memory of his Father Andrew Bain, Printer 1810-1858 ...”
Mitchell Library, Glasgow: Bain Memorial donation, 1920.
Binding: 18th-century calf; covers decorated with a double gold fillet border; gold-tooled spine; marbled-edged leaves. Size: 198 x 142 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 137 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand on b6v and f2v; “nota” marks on [a6r] and b6r; 19th-century shelfmark “Fe.27.” in green ink repeated three times on front flyleaf; 19th-century number “2266” faintly written in pencil on front pastedown, together with an unread code; code in pencil on rear free endpaper, possibly “i/v”.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red on [a2r], c2r, e3v, g4v; capitals and printed paragraph marks stroked in red throughout; occasional underlining in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

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