Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Problemata.
(Text beginning: Omnes homines) Add: De vita et morte Aristotelis.
[Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, ca. 1490]
4to. a-g6 h8.  leaves.
ISTC ia01040000; Goff A1040; BMC I 279; GW 2471.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BC14-c.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Boethius. De consolatione philosophiae. Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 19 Mar. 1491; (2) Boethius [pseudo-]. De disciplina scholarium. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1490.|
|Provenance:||Cyriacus Trendelbach, of Ascania, Saxony, (16th/17th century) - possible owner: inscription on [*1r] (title-page) of first item in volume “Ciriac[us] Trendelbach de ascania”.
Johannes [...] (fl. 1649) - possible owner: partially deleted inscription on [*1r] of first item in volume “Sum Johannis [...] 18 Maij 1649”.
I.B.P.S. (second half of 17th century): initials “I B P S” and date 1668” stamped in black on front cover.
Unidentified, 19th-century German bookseller: tipped onto front flyleaf is an extract (price not included) from a 19th-century German bookseller’s catalogue: item 794 listing all three works in the volume, the final item described as “Ohne Druckort und Jahr” and the binding as “Pgbd”.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh: source unknown - but perhaps bought from the above catalogue.
University of Glasgow: Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
|Binding:||Germany, 17th-century vellum; initials “I B P S” and date “1668” stamped in black on front cover; manuscript spine titles; remains of leather tabs; dark green-edged leaves. Size: 190 x 139 mm.|
|Leaf size:||182 x 130 mm.|
|Annotations:||Annotation in German in a 17th-century hand on a1v; heavily cropped early marginal annotations on a4v-a6r; occasional underlining; highlighting of text in dull red ink on f3v, h7v and h8r.|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial "O" on a2r and three-line initials "N" on f3v and f4v supplied in black ink.|
|Imperfections:||Holes in h7 and h8, with loss of text.|