Buridanus, Johannes: Sophismata.

Paris:  Félix Baligault, 20 Nov. 1493.
4to.  a-f8 g6.  [54] leaves.
Baligault’s woodcut device (P. Renouard, Les marques typographiques parisiennes des XVe et XVIe siècles, 28) on a1r.
ISTC ib01294800;  GW 5756;  BMC VIII 171 (IA. 40502).

GIP number: B115
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC33-d.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The fifth of eight incunabula bound together.  Bound with:  (1) Magistri, Martinus, Expositio super Praedicabilia Porphyrii.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, for Durand Gerlier, 27 Mar. 1499 (M3);  (2) Bricot, Thomas, Insolubilia;  Obligationes.  Paris:  [André Bocard], 1498 (B107);  (3) Limos, Andreas, Dubia in insolubilibus.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, for Gilles de Gourmont, 30 Oct. 1499 (L26);  (4) Alliaco, Petrus de, Conceptus et insolubilia.  Paris:  Guy Marchant, 29 Jan. 1498/99 (A45);  (6) Alliaco, Petrus de, Tractatus exponibilium.  Paris:  Antoine Caillaut, [ca. 1497] (A49);  (7) Buridanus, Johannes, Consequentiae.  Paris:  Antoine Caillaut [ca. 1495] (B113);  (8) Buridanus, Johannes, Consequentiae.  Paris:  Guy Marchant, 10 Jan. 1498/99 (B114).
Provenance: Anthonius Rogant/Rogantus (fl. 1537), of Montpellier:  partially deleted inscription on a1r “Anthonius Rogãt de monte pessulano”.
Petrus Chabrias (fl. 1537):  inscription in Greek and Latin on a1r “Πετρος Χαβριας Σικυλος bonę fidei possessor” (Σικυλος almost entirely erased).
Joannes Batt[ist]a(?) (16th century):  probable owner – inscription “Ad vsu[m] fratris Jo: Battãe a Calatagne” on a1r of first item in volume.
Naples, Capuchins, S. Ephrem and B.V.M. (founded 1572, suppressed 1863):  probable owner; on a1r of first item is a circular book-stamp ‘BIBLIOTECAE CAPVCCINORVM CONCEPTIONIS NEAPOLIS’ heavily scored through in ink and, on the same page, a partially deleted manuscript inscription indicating the same ownership;  see www.bnnonline.it/index.php?it/324/possessori/possessori_508e7ec2a179d/58
William Laing (1764-1832), Edinburgh bookseller:  possibly sold book to Richard Heber – see below.
Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector:  lot 5288 in Bibliotheca Heberiana, Pt. 5 (London:  Wheatley, 1835);  sold for £0.2.0 according to the priced copy of the Heber sale catalogue in the British Library (shelfmark RAR 002.092 Heb), which also records that Heber himself paid £0.3.0 for the book - corroborated by a note in ink by Heber on front flyleaf “Feb. 181[2?] Laing(?) Sale of Imp[ortant](?) Books - 3 -”.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh:  purchased at the Heber sale, with Hamilton’s pencil note on front flyleaf “Hebers Sale 2/”.
University of Glasgow:  Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
Binding: Italy, 16th/17th-century parchment;  faded ink spine title and shelfmark “148” at foot of spine, faded unread lettering at head of spine;  front endpapers replaced in late 19th or early 20th century.  Size:  215 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 202 x 136 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotations by Petrus Chabrias on b2v and b3r;  single keyword and underlining in a different hand on a3r;  occasional nota marks.
Decoration: Title and areas of printer’s device on a1r washed with light brown ink.
Imperfections: None.


Annotated title-page of Buridanus, Johannes: Sophismata