Biblia. [Latin]

Venice: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 30 Apr. 1484.
4to. a-b8 c12 d-g8 (h-i)12 k-t8 v12 x-y8 z2 A-N8 O6 P-Z8 ZZ12 aa-dd8.  [408] leaves.
ISTC ib00580000;  GW 4255;  Goff B580;  BMC V 304 (IA. 21573);  Bod-inc B-288;  CIBN B-410;  BSB-Ink B-451.

GIP number: B57
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Euing Dp-e.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Frere (early 16th century), Austin friar:  inscription (scored through) on dd8r “Iste liber p[er]tinet fr[atr]i Willi[mo] frere lectori ordinis fr[atru]m Eremitarum s[ancti] augustini London” and a similar inscription (also scored through) on ZZ11v.
Thomas Wiman (early 16th century), Austin friar:  inscription (scored through) on dd8v “Iste liber pertinet f[ratri] thomas Wiman fratrum san[c]ti augustinj”.
James Andrew (fl. 1521), Austin friar:  inscription (lightly scored through) on dd8r “An[n]o D[omi]nj 1521 Iste liber p[er]tinet fr[atr]i Jacobo Andrew ordinis fr[atru]m Eremitaru[m] sancti Augustini London le[ge] xxvj no[tatur] Die octobris an[n]o 1521”.
London, Austin Friars - see above;  for this and six other books surviving from the convent of Austin Friars, see N.R. Ker, Medieval libraries of Great Britain, 2nd ed., (London: 1964), p. 125 + Supplement (1987), p. 48.
William Chandler (early 16th century):  two inscriptions (scored through) on ZZ12r “Iste liber pertinet ad me William(?) Chandler” and “Iste liber pertinet, and beare it well in mynde, ad me William(?) Chandler both courteous and kinde”.
Andrew Davidson (fl. 1539-1550), rector of Kinnettles, Angus, Scotland:  inscription on dd8r “Andreas dauidson 1539”;  see Durkan & Ross, p. 88.
Thomas Gibson (fl. 1587):  inscription on a1r “Tho Gibsonus me iure tenet decembris vicessimo secundo Anno domini 1587”.
Ebenezer Palmer (19th century), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Palmer 24 Apr. 1865 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on a1v “24. 4. 65 fc/- Palmer” together with an early Euing inventory number “No 65”.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: England, 18th-century calf;  covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border and a centre panel formed by gold fillets and a blind roll, with a floral ornament in gilt at its centre and a floral ornament in gilt at each outer corner;  rebacked in 19th/20th century and given new endpapers;  an original parchment pastedown bound in at end;  15th/16th-century manuscript title “biblia” on lower edge of text block.  Size: 247 x 184 mm.
Leaf size: 239 x 174 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand;  two inscriptions in a  16th-century hand on a1r “Trybulation and aduersitye are the fire and salt that purge and preserue vs from stynckinge and do not destroye vs, but they teache vs to put our trust in god, and not in ourselves ...” and “Where fayth ys ther is amendment of lyfe, for fayth ys the roote out of which good lyfe doth springe”, together with a quotation in a later hand from Matthew 5:29 “If thy right eye offend thee ...”;  inscriptions in a 16th-century hand on dd8v “Coniugis iratae noli tu verba timere nam lacrymis struit insidias du[m] foemina plorat” (Cato, Disticha, 3:20), “Uxores lacrimas habent in promptu”, “Du[m] foemina plorat, animus cu[m] fraude laborat” and “Domus mea, domus orationis vocabitur” (Matthew 21:13);  on the parchment pastedown bound in at the rear is a 16th-century annotation relating to “Kyng Dauid”;  the number “570/16”, written in pencil on the parchment pastedown, is probably a binder’s job number.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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