Angelus, Johannes: Astrolabium.

Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 27 Nov. (or 6 Oct.?) 1488.
4to. [*4] a-e8 f-s4 t-y8 z12 A-C8 D12. [176] leaves, the last two blank.
Woodcuts.
The colophon reads 'vigesimoseptimo kalendas Novembris'.
Collation as BMC and Bod-inc, not GW.
ISTC ia00711000; Goff A711; BMC II 382; Bod-inc A-283; GW 1900.

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 morocco 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.

Coloured woodcut illustrations in Johannes Angelus: Astrolabium