Aesopus: Aesopus moralisatus [Latin]. With commentary "Graecia disciplinarum mater ..." and interlinear gloss in Latin.

[Cologne:  Heinrich Quentell], 21 Oct. 1487.
4to.   aA8 bB-cC6 dD-fF8.   [44] leaves.
ISTC ia00129300;  H 301;  GW 401.

Metrical version of Fabulae lib. I-IV by Anonymus Neveleti (Gualtherus Anglicus?).

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD2-f.27 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: fF8v, line 38:  “... appoſit[is]. Impreſſ[us] .Anno || dñi. M.cccc.lxxxvij. duodecima kalendas nouembris” instead of GW “... appoſitis.   Anno dñi .M. || cccc.lxxxvij. duodecima kalendas nouembris”.
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  Euing’s pencil acquisition date “28. 6. 55” and his inventory number “no. 5339” on front pastedown;  Euing’s note on front free endpaper “This copy was recently purchased in the city of Metz” followed by a brief bibliographical note.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Germany, 19th-century decorated paper-covered boards, leather spine title;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  196 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 133 mm.
Annotations: Single annotation on aA2r in an early hand;  “nota” marks on aA3r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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