Albertus Magnus: De animalibus.

Mantua:  Paulus de Butzbach [for himself and for Marcus Mazola (in Brescia) and Antonius de Vignono (in Venice)], 12 Jan. 1479.
Fol.   [pi4] a-c8 d10 e-i8 k10 l-m6 y8 z6 A10 B-I8 K10 L-P8 Q6 R-S8 T10 U-X8 Y-Z10.   [306] leaves, leaf 5 blank.
ISTC ia00224000; GW 588; Goff A224; BMC VII 931 (IC. 30645); Bod-inc A-099; CIBN A-116; BSB-Ink A-143.

Misprints on a2r col. 1, lines, 8, 9, and 10 have been corrected in manuscript (as in the two Bodleian copies).

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow

Copy 1

GIP number: A15/1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.1.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: R(?) Urbanus (16th century):  inscription (lightly scored through) on Z10v “R(?) Vrbani [...]”.
La Baume le Blanc, Louis César de (1708-1780), duc de La Vallière;  La Vallière sale, 1767;  lot 1801 in G.F. de Bure, 'Catalogue des livres provenans de la bibliothèque de M.L.D.D.L.V.', 2 vols (Paris:  1767).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the La Vallière sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 140 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.5v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.3.11”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  434 x 282 mm.
Leaf size: 424 x 272 mm (but turned-over lower corners at L3 and N3 reveal that the leaf measurement was at least 428 x 285 mm before cropping by binder).
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations and “nota” marks in a 15th/16th-century hand;  signature k1 (omitted by printer) added in manuscript in an early hand.
Decoration: Nine-line initial “S” on a2r col. 1 supplied in red and blue with reserved white, and decorated with red and brown penwork extending into the margins;  other initials and paragraph marks throughout supplied in alternate red and blue (a few of the initials with marginal flourishes);  occasional evidence of manuscript guide-letters in brown ink.
Imperfections: None.

Ownership inscription in Albertus Magnus: De animalibus

Copy 2

GIP number: A15/2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-a.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the Tabula ([pi1-4]) is bound at the end;  gathering G misbound between gatherings i and k;  H3 misbound between H1 and H2, and H6 between H7 and H8.
Provenance: Charles Bertram Tait (1800-1852), bookseller and auctioneer, Edinburgh:  lot 1066 in 'Catalogue of the extensive and valuable private library ... of the late Mr. C.B. Tait ... which will be sold by auction, by Messrs. C.B. Tait & T. Nisbet ...' (Edinburgh:  1852);  small label with printed lot number “1066” at head of spine.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased at Tait sale Nov. 1852 according to Euing’s pencil acquisitions note with price code on verso of front free endpaper “13.11.52 Ge/ [...] Tait [...]” together with an early Euing inventory number “50”;  Euing’s armorial bookplate on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 19th-century red grained goatskin, covers decorated with an elaborate gold-tooled border (67 mm deep) made-up of separate floral tools (including a thistle) and with an outer edging of gold fillets;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  flyleaves have watermark of a sceptre;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  430 x 286 mm.
Leaf size: 409 x 273 mm.
Annotations: Signature k1 (omitted by printer) added in manuscript in an early hand;  number “217” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on verso of front free endpaper;  19th-century price code “xe” in pencil on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: Excised from an illuminated parchment manuscript and pasted onto a2r, col. 1 (at the inner margin), is a nine-line initial “S” in light and dark purple with white tracery, which is set on a square ground of dull gold decorated with blue cornflowers;  adjoining it and covering the top half of the inner margin is a piece of illuminated floral border - probably excised from the same manuscript - and a similar piece of illuminated floral border has been pasted onto the top margin. Both columns of text throughout are enclosed within triple crimson ink rules (doubled at the outer and upper margins);  a few initials supplied in red;  occasional paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining in red;  occasional guide letters in pencil in a 19th-century hand.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Decorated border and initial inserted in Albertus Magnus: De animalibus