Alexander Carpentarius: Destructorium vitiorum.

Paris:  Pierre Levet, for himself and for Johannes de Coblenz and Michel Morin, 11 Apr. 1497.
Fol.   aa8 bb-cc6 dd8 a-k8 l6 m-o8 p-r6 s8 t6 v-x8 y-z6 A-D8.6 E-G8 H-L6.8 M8.   [286] leaves, leaf [28] blank.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ia00394000; GW 868; BMC VIII 103 (IB. 39938); Bod-inc A-167; CIBN A-209; BSB-Ink A-239.050.

GIP number: A44
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll f235 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: g1r:  with the signature “g” present, and the corrected number “3” in the outer margin at lines 47-48 i.e. as in the second copy described in CIBN A-209. 
Provenance: Frater Edmundus Jubert, France (early 16th century):  inscription on aa2r “Fr. Edmu[n]dus Iubert habet vſum” and the same name repeated three times on the printer’s woodcut on aa1r, and once on a1r.
George Buist (possibly George Buist, 1804-1860, newspaper editor and scientist):  signature "Geo: Buist" on aa1r.
Rev. A. McLachlan (fl. 1958):  presented book to University of Glasgow Library in 1958 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown and accession number (*445.-1958) on aa1v;  former University Library shelfmark “Bh25-a.16” on bookplate. 
Binding: France, 18th/19th-century sheep;  gold-tooled spine;  title label lost;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  282 x 205 mm. 
Leaf size: 280 x 201 mm. 
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in Latin in a 16th-century hand;  frequent underlining and highlighting with ink washes in the early part of the text;  probable early ownership inscriptions almost completely deleted on a1r and  M8r (illegible under ultra-violet lamp);  bibliographical references in French in a 19th-century hand on front pastedown. 
Decoration: Five-line initial “I” on aa2r supplied in blue, white and brown on a square dull gold ground, embellished with floral decoration in blue, green and brown;  several initials supplied in red, blue and reserved white;  numerous initials throughout in alternate red and blue;  capitals washed in yellow throughout. 
Imperfections: None. 

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