Ars moriendi “Cum de praesentis exilii miseria mortis transitus ...”
Add: Ad S. Michaelem carmen. De meditatione mortis. Bruno Carthusiensis: De meditatione mortis carmen. De iudicio mortis et variis casibus eius. [Pseudo-] Augustinus: Speculum peccatoris. [Pseudo-] Bernardus Claravallensis: De contemptu mundi.
Paris: [Guy Marchant], 10 Dec. 1483.
4to. A-D8.  leaves.
Sometimes attributed to Matthaeus de Cracovia or to Albertus Magnus (and in Italian editions to Dominicus Capranica, Cardinal of Fermo) – ISTC.
ISTC ia01094000; GW 2602; Goff A1094; CIBN A-591.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD7-e.8 (see main library entry for this item )|
|Provenance:||Jacques Antoine Rabaut-Pommier (1744-1820), member of the Conseil des Anciens (Upper House of the Directoire): on A1r and A2r oval book stamp with olive branches and the name “Js. Ae. Rabaut Pr”.
Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Knight 13 Nov. 1860 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on A2r “13.11.60 Kt. e/”; source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49, item 830).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
|Binding:||Scotland, 19th-century brown calf, covers decorated with a double gold and double blind-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; binder’s ticket “Bound by R. Nelson Glasgow” on front pastedown. Size: 215 x 142 mm.|
|Leaf size:||209 x 137 mm.|
|Annotations:||Foliated “96”-“127” in ink in an early hand - indicating that this text was once bound with other works; occasional marginal annotations in Latin and some doodles in a 15th/16th-century hand.|
|Decoration:||Four-line initial “C” on A2r, four-line initial “Q” on C3r and four-line initial “Q” on C8v supplied in red and blue; all other initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.|
|Imperfections:||Lower (blank) half of D8 excised.|