Angelus, Johannes: Astrolabium.
Venice: Johannes Emericus de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, 9 June 1494.
4to. [*4] a-e8 f-s4 t-y8 z12 A-C8 D12.  leaves, the last two blank.
ISTC ia00712000; Goff A712; BMC V 539; Bod-inc A-284; GW 1901.
Woodcuts; woodcut initials; printer’s and publisher’s devices.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll S.M. 105 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Magister Dominus Bartholomeus (16th century): inscription on k1v “m[agister] d[ominus] Barth[olom]eus(?) [...] possidet” (together with an unread annotation of two words).
Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), art historian and collector: engraved armorial bookplate in black with engraved signature “William Stirling Maxwell” and mottoes “Gang forward” and “I am ready” on front pastedown; his engraved booklabel “Emblems Keir” in red on rear pastedown; Stirling Maxwell’s shelfmark in pencil “23B” on rear pastedown, other Stirling Maxwell shelfmarks “K.1” and “39.1” in pencil on front pastedown; Stirling Maxwell’s source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Sir John Stirling Maxwell, 10th baronet, (1866-1956), Sir William's son, bequeathed a portion of the Stirling Maxwell library to the University of Glasgow Library in 1956 (received in 1958).
|Binding:||Italy, 18th-century vellum; gold-tooled spine; sprinkled blue-edged leaves; Stirling Maxwell’s armorial stamp in black with motto “Gang forward” added to front cover and his monogram stamp “WSM” in black added to rear cover. Size: 220 x 161 mm.|
|Leaf size:||215 x 156 mm.|
|Annotations:||Very occasional early annotations in Latin; names of months frequently added in Italian to tables and zodiac signs in more than one 17th/18th-century hand; Arabic numerals 1 to 8 added on some leaves in gatherings a-e corresponding to the numbering used in the printed running headline on recto leaves of the same section; imprint date “1494” in an early hand on D10v and another date “1563” in a later hand; number or date “1756” on a2r; numerical calculations in an early hand on [*4r]; 19th-century price in pencil on front free endpaper “15/-”; numbers “15” and “6” on rear pastedown.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves D11-12.|