Alexander Carpentarius: Destructorium vitiorum.

Cologne:  [Ludwig von Renchen], 16 Aug. 1485.
Fol.   a8 b10 c-n8 o6 p-x8 y6 z8 A-O8.   [294] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ia00392000; GW 866; Goff A392; BMC I 266 (IB. 4495); Bod-inc A-166; CIBN A-207; BSB-Ink A-238.

GIP number: A43
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm3-c.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  shelfmark “H. f.4. n.3” on a2r matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313);  shelfmark “BU.4.1” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Scotland, ca. 1963, rebound in University Library in russet goatskin;  new endpapers;  earlier red-edging of leaves retained;  previous binding unrecorded.   Size:  346 x 262 mm.
Leaf size: 336 x 250 mm.
Annotations: A few marginal annotations in more than one hand (16th/17th century), underlining, manicules and “nota” marks;  occasional evidence of a manuscript foliation.
Decoration: On d1r an eighteen-line initial “O” is supplied in gold outlined in brown ink;  the body of the letter is divided into quarters, two decorated in blue, two in pink, with white filigree decoration superimposed;  the letter is set on a square ground of similar blue, pink and white decoration, from which brown pen-and-ink leaf decoration and gold flower buds extend into the margin.  Other initials throughout supplied in red (on a5r, a8r, b2v and c2v erroneous initials supplied by the rubricator have been partially erased and corrected in black ink);  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting a1 and O7-8.


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