Aristoteles: Opera [Latin].

Commentary by Averroes.   Edited by Nicoletus Vernia.

Venice:  Andreas Torresanus, de Asula and Bartholomaeus de Blavis, de Alexandria (in part for Johannes de Colonia), 1483.
Fol.   Vol. 1.I:  a-b6 c4 d10 e6 f10 g-k6 l8 m6 n8 o-p6 q10 (1 2 3 4 )8.   [118] leaves (110 blank);  Vol. 1.II:  AA-UU8.   [160] leaves (160 blank);  Vol. 2.I:  a-h8 aa-dd8 ee6 ff8 gg10.   [120] leaves (1, 102, and 120 blank);  Vol. 2.II:  A10 B-F8 G-H6 I-L8 M-N6.   [98] leaves (1, 62, and 98 blank);  Vol. 3.I:  [*4] 1-128 1310 14-158 166.   [132] leaves (5 blank);  Vol. 3.II:  A-C6 CC8 D-Q6.   [104] leaves (104 blank).
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC ia00962000; GW 2337; Goff A962; Bod-inc A-387; CIBN A-506; BSB-Ink A-701.

GIP number: A82
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Veitch Eg5-x.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831), 10th Bt.:  Syston Park armorial bookplate and monogram book label on front pastedown;  lot 174 ("LARGE PAPER. Red morocco extra, leather joints, gilt edges, with Aldine anchor in gold on sides") in 'The Syston Park Library:  catalogue of an important portion of the … library of the late Sir John Hayford Thorold ...' (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884);  sold to Ridler for £3.17.6;  see the annotated British Library catalogue of the sale catalogue.
William Ridler (fl. 1877-1904), bookseller, London.
John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow:  probably purchased from Ridler.
University of Glasgow:  Veitch collection donation, 1895.
Binding: England, 19th-century gold-tooled red goatskin with Aldine device of anchor and dolphin in centre of each cover;  gold-tooled spine with title “Aristotelis Liber Ethicorum”;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  blue silk bookmark.   Bound by Storr & Ridge of Grantham (for Thorold’s use of this binder see Bernard Quaritch, 'Contributions towards a dictionary of English book-collectors' (London:  1892-1921) p. 285).   Size:  432 x 298 mm.
Leaf size: 423 x 288 mm.
Annotations: Frequent lengthy marginal annotations in humanist hands in brown and in red ink together with some corrections in Vol. 1:1;  19th-century price “£6.6.0” and price code “x/SR/e”, both in pencil, on verso of front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Vol. 1.I and Vol. 3.II only (but with the first leaf of Vol. 3.I beginning “[C]um ſuperiori anno ...” bound at the end of the volume;  wanting the blank leaf q10 of Vol. 1.I and the final blank leaf of Vol. 3.II.

Colophon and printer’s device in Aristoteles: Opera [Latin]