Nicolaus de Lyra: Postilla super quattuor Evangelistas.

[Basel: Berthold Ruppel, ca. 1472]
Fol. [110 212(-2/9) 3-410 58 610(-6/1 and 6/9) 78 8-1110 1212 13-2010 2112]. [209] leaves.
ISTC in00128000; Goff N128; BMC III, 714 (IC. 37006); Polain(B) 2827.
On the date, see Sack(Freiburg); Goff dated not after 13 Aug. 1473.

Accession number: 77723
Note: Stubs showing between 2/8 and 2/10, between 5/8 and 6/2, and between 6/8 and 6/10.
Variant: Incipit on 1/1r is in manuscript in red ink, not printed as in BMC and Polain(B) 2827.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloss (1787-1854), physician, Frankfurt: book label (defaced) on front pastedown; Kloss’s reference to Panzer’s 'Annales' on front pastedown; lot 2653 in 'Catalogue of the library of Dr. Kloss of Franckfort a.M. …' (London: Sotheby, 1835).
George L Flynn (fl. 1838): inscription “Geo L. Flynn his Book Sept. 1838” in ink on front pastedown; “Geo L. Flynn Sept. 1838” on 4/3r (f. 34r).
John P. Ridner (mid 19th century), American mahogany merchant, a founding member of the American Art Union: inscriptions “John P. Ridner Paid” in pencil on front pastedown, and “Ridner Paid for” in pencil on rear pastedown.
James Ramsay (19th century): inscription in pencil “James Ramsay mate of premier Dundee” on 1/3v.
Mitchell Library, Glasgow: bookplate on front pastedown with accession number “77723” and accession date “26 July 1884” on front pastedown’; source unspecified.
Binding: 16th-century bevelled wooden boards; remnant of an early calf cover in upper outer corner of front board and remnants of calf turn-ins - otherwise all lost including spine covering; evidence of two clasps, both now lost; three rivets on front board to secure a fissure; vellum manuscript guards in middle of each gathering; portion of rear pastedown torn off; remains of vellum index tabs. Size: 407 x 295 mm.
Leaf size: 397 x 295 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand; fairly frequent underlining; pencil annotations “4068/250 L”, price code “c/i/-” and number “S12” on front pastedown; inscription in red crayon ending “245” partially obscured by Mitchell Library bookplate; code in pencil on 21/11v (f. 208v) “A/-”; code in pencil “£A/t” on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Principal initials supplied in red with added red and brown pen-work decoration; other initials in red and reserved white; paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied throughout in red; line-fillers in red at the end of chapters together with chapter numbers in brown ink; 19th-century pencil drawings of a man’s head in lower margin of 7/1v (f. 58v) and of a sailing ship with rigging in lower margin of 16/7v (f. 154v) - perhaps by James Ramsay (see Provenance).
Imperfections: Wanting 21/12 (f. 209).

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