Ambrosius: De officiis.
[Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470-72]
4to. [1-138 14-156].  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.
|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.|