Alchabitius: Libellus isagogicus.

Translated by Johannes Hispalensis.

Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 16 Jan. 1482.
4to.   a-d8.   [32] leaves.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut diagrams.
ISTC ia00362000; GW 843; Goff A362; BMC V 285 (IA. 20511), XII 19 (IA. 20512); CIBN A-196; BSB-Ink A-232.

GIP number: A41
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-f.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The third of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Regiomontanus, Johannes, Kalendarium.  Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 9 Aug. 1482;  (2) Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi.  Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 6 July 1482;  (4) Abraham ibn Ezra, De luminaribus et diebus criticis.  [Padua:  Matthaeus Cerdonis], 7 Feb. 1482/83.
Provenance: Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 28 Sept. 1866 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price on front pastedown “28 9 66 Arthur £1-11-6”;  Euing’s pencil inventory number on a1r “No 3095”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: 19th-century, varnished(?) paper-covered boards with watermark discernible of the sun with a human face (below which are the letters “A” and “C”?), brown calf spine.   Size:  198 x 149 mm.
Leaf size: 196 x 142 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations in Latin in two 16th-century hands up to c4r, together with manicules and “nota” marks;  annotations added to woodcut diagram on d8v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Title incipit printed in red in Alchabitius: Libellus isagogicus