Biblia latina.

With additions by Franciscus Moneliensis and Quintius Aemilianus Cimbriacus.

Venice: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 31 Oct. 1483.
Fol. a10 b-x8 y10 A-X8 y8 z10 1-48. [398] leaves.
ISTC ib00579000;  GW 4254;  Goff B579;  BMC V 303 (IB. 21569);  Bod-inc B-287;  CIBN B-406;  BSB-Ink B-450.

GIP number: B56
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Euing Dr-d.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Rostock, Dominicans:  inscription on 4/8v “Is[te] liber est [conven]tus Rostocce[nsis] ord[inis] fr[atru]m p[rae]dicator[um] mihi fr[atr]i Joha[n]ni [...] ad vsu[m] [...] quod testatur [...] mea scriptura 1529”.
Frater Johannes (fl. 1529), Dominican, Rostock - see above.
Borchardus Horst (fl. 1556), of Rostock:  inscription on a1r “Borchardus Horst sibi haec vindicat biblia ci[v]i[t]a[t]e Rostochij empta dalero [= talero] Anno 1556 In ipso festo circumcisionis domini”.
Prague, Capuchins, S. Joseph:  inscription (17th century) on a1v “Loci Capucinoru[m] Neopragae ad S Josephu[m]”.
John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Stark 16 May 1854 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with inventory number and price code “No 31 - 16. 5. 54 bh/- Stark” on a1v.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: South Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled calf;  see J.B. Oldham, Notes on bindings in the Hunterian and general libraries in Glasgow University (1938), p. 6bis.  The front cover has at its centre a fleur-de-lys and Rautengerank panel stamp (69 × 47 mm);  the rectangle bordering the panel is stamped with two separate small tools - a six-petalled flower and a lozenge-shaped tool containing a lion rampant;  the rest of the cover is decorated with frames formed by fillets and a roll depicting a staff entwined with foliage.  The rear cover is similarly decorated.  Rebacked in the 20th century and given new endpapers (originals not preserved);  evidence of two fore-edge clasps (both lost).   Size: 290 × 220 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations in 16th-century hands;  very occasional underlining;  inscription on 4/8v (accompanied by a pen-and-ink drawing) regarding the sighting of a comet in August 1531 (i.e. Halley’s comet) “Visa fuit cometa inter septe[n]trione[m] [et] occidente[m] [...] c[ir]c[a] festu[m] assu[m]ptionis b[eatae] v[ir]g[in]is vltra tres ebdomadas anno d[omi]ni 1531 ...”;  quotation or motto on a1r “Si Christum discis satis est si caetera nescis: Si Christum nescis ['satis' - scored through] nihil est quod caetera discis”, above which in a different hand are the initials “B N S O”;  unread early ownership inscription at top edge of a1r;  "list n.306” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on a1r.
Decoration: On a2r a sixteen-line initial ‘F’ is supplied in red, blue and reserved white with marginal extensions and with a foliate infill of red and green pen-work;  other principal initials supplied in a similar style;  an eight-line initial ‘F’ on i8r is supplied in blue with a pen-and-ink drawing of a bearded man’s face attached in profile to the edge of the letter;  smaller initials, capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript notes in  Biblia latina