Angelus, Johannes: Astrolabium.
Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 27 Nov. (or 6 Oct.?) 1488.
4to. [*4] a-e8 f-s4 t-y8 z12 A-C8 D12.  leaves, the last two blank.
The colophon reads 'vigesimoseptimo kalendas Novembris'.
Collation as BMC and Bod-inc, not GW.
ISTC ia00711000; GW 1900; Goff A711; BMC II 382 (IA. 6670); Bod-inc A-283; CIBN A-379; BSB-Ink E-63
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll S.M. 104 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek): duplicate - two book stamps “Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis.” and “Duplum Bibliothecae R. Monac.” on [*2r] (the former repeated on D10v).
Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), art historian and collector: engraved armorial bookplate printed in blue on front pastedown with name “William Stirling”; his engraved booklabel “Emblems Keir” printed in red on rear pastedown; Stirling Maxwell’s monogram stamp “WS” in blind on front cover with his motto “Gang forward”; a different “WS” monogram stamp in blind on rear cover composed of three interlocking circles each containing a motto - “Chi dura vince”, “Poco a poco” and “Gang forward” - all enclosed within a circular border containing the motto “Non mortale quod opto”; Stirling Maxwell’s shelfmarks “23B” in pencil on rear pastedown and "39.1" on front free endpaper.
Sir John Stirling Maxwell, 10th baronet, (1866-1956), Sir William’s son: bequeathed a portion of the Stirling Maxwell library to University of Glasgow Library in 1956 (received in 1958).
University of Glasgow: Sir John Stirling Maxwell's bequest, 1956 (received in 1958).
|Binding:||England, 19th-century brown goatskin decorated with blind fillets and blind monogram stamps (see Provenance); gilt title on spine; crimson endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; binder’s stamp ‘J. Leighton Brewer St’. Size: 237 x 173 mm.|
|Leaf size:||230 x 163 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent underlining in red, more rarely in black.|
|Decoration:||All woodcuts coloured by hand, mainly in red, green, yellow and blue; woodcut initials hand-coloured in red, green and yellow throughout; three line initial “E” on [*2r] supplied in red and blue; capital strokes supplied in red throughout; frequent paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the two final blank leaves.|