Ambrosius: De officiis.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470-72]
4to.   [1-138 14-156].   [116] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ia00558000; GW 1606; Goff A558; BMC I 188 (IA. 2876); Bod-inc A-234; CIBN A-297; BSB-Ink A-471.

Dated by CIBN;  GW and Bod-inc date ca. 1470.

GIP number: A54
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-e.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: 1/4.5 (ff.4-5) and 3/4.5 (ff.20-21) transposed by binder.
Variant: Final line of 7/3v (f.51v) ends “... quasi hō” as opposed to “... quasi homo” - cf. CIBN A-297.
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  pencil initials “WE/2” and a Euing inventory number “35” added to a note copied from Santander’s 'Dictionnaire bibliographique choisi du quinzième siècle', which is tipped on to front free endpaper;  Euing’s acquisition date and price code on verso of front free endpaper “6.2/40 i/-”;  Euing’s source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 19th-century quarter brown goatskin, marbled boards;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  brown silk bookmark.   Size:  207 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 200 x 133 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in an early hand in gatherings 1-3 together with “nota” marks, manicules and underlining in brown ink;  “Collatum et integrum” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red throughout, some with pen-flourishing;  some initials in gatherings 1-3 are additionally decorated with grotesque faces in brown pen-and-ink;  capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.


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