Aesopus: Aesopus moralisatus [Latin]. With commentary "Graecia disciplinarum mater ..." and interlinear gloss in Latin.
[Cologne: Heinrich Quentell], 23 Mar. 1489.
4to. a8 b-f6 g4.  leaves.
ISTC ia00131000; GW 406; Goff A131; BMC I 274 (IA. 4540); CIBN A-77; BSB-Ink A-80.
Metrical version of Fabulae lib. I-IV by Anonymus Neveleti (Gualtherus Anglicus?).
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD7-e.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Friedrich Georg Hermann Culemann (1811-1886), printer, Senator, in Hannover: lot 37 (“Aesopus moralizatus cum bono Commento 'uncut Impressus Anno' 1489”) in 'Catalogue of a bibliotheca typographica ... which will be sold by auction, by ... Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ... 7th day of February, 1870 ...' [London: 1870]; sold for £0.6.6 to the bookseller, Thomas Arthur, according to the digitized Bodleian copy of the sale catalogue (http://dbooks.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/books/PDFs/590275292.pdf, accessed Feb. 2019).
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Arthur 2 May 1870 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on a1r “2 5 70 ad/ Arthur” together with his inventory number “No 4792”; acquisition details confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||Scotland, 19th-century dark green calf decorated with a double blind fillet, a small fleuron at each corner; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; binder’s ticket on verso of front free endpaper “J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyll Street, Glasgow.” Size: 211 x 151 mm.|
|Leaf size:||206 x 143 mm.|
|Annotations:||19th-century pencil numbering on a1v “105/3” and pencil note “Aug 29/72 3/6” on rear free endpaper probably both relate to the Carss binding.|
|Decoration:||Initials, capital strokes, paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.|