Biblia latina.

With additions by Menardus Monachus.

Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 20 Sept. 1479.
Fol. a-t10 v-x6 A-L10 M8 N-O10 P-Q8 R-X10. [1], I-CCCxcix, [6] leaves.
ISTC ib00565000;  GW 4240;  Goff B565;  BMC I 247 (IC. 4035);  Bod-inc B-274;  CIBN B-393;  BSB-Ink B-436.

GIP number: B52
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Euing Dw-a.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The final leaf (X10) is mounted on the inside of the rear board and, except for its printed area, is covered over with a new (20th-century) pastedown.
Provenance: Unidentified Carthusian house:  see Annotations.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  Euing’s pencil shelfmark “VII.x.1” and his early inventory number “No. 22” on front pastedown; source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over partially bevelled wooden boards;  covers decorated with fillets to a two-panel design;  the inner panel is filled with a fleur-de-lys roll applied vertically in seven columns;  the outer panel is mitred but otherwise undecorated and is bordered at its outer edges by the same fleur-de-lys roll as appears in the inner panel.  One surviving brass clasp (the other lost) with catch plate on front board;  frequent parchment index tabs stained pink;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  rebacked in the 20th century and given new endpapers (earlier front paper pastedown partly preserved);  new front and rear free endpapers have ‘Van Gelder Zonen’ watermark.   Size: 406 × 290 mm. 
Leaf size: 392 x 284 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations, nota marks and underlining in a 15th/16th-century hand;  occasional manicules.  At the beginning of the Book of Genesis, the marginalia on a4r and a4v contain the reference letters ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’, ‘H’ and the annotation ‘in refectorio’, and this series is followed by the letters ‘P[rimo]’, ‘S[ecundo]’, ‘T[ertia]’ repeated several times.  The annotations (known as ‘terminationes’) form a reference system which is typical for the reading of the Bible in the Night Office in Carthusian monasteries (ex. inf. Joseph Bernaer, Herne, Belgium, 29 Apr. 2019).
Decoration: A five-line initial ‘F’ on a2r is supplied in reddish-purple and blue with reserved white and set on a square ground of red and purple pen-work, which extends into the inner margin;  a similarly decorated six-line initial ‘I’ is supplied on a4v;  other principal initials supplied in red with reserved white, blue with reserved white, or in plain red or blue;  paragraph marks in red or blue;  capital strokes in red.
Imperfections: None.

Decorated penwork initial in Biblia latina