Biblia. [Latin]

[Strassburg:  Johann Prüss], 1489.
Fol. a-c8 d-i6.8 ij6 j6 k-l6 m8 n6 ñ6 o-p6 q8 r6 ſ8 s6 t8 v6 u8 x6 y-z868 t8 [with tilde] A-D6 E8 F-H6 I-V8.6.6 X6 y8 Z6 Aa-Cc6 Dd8 Ee-Kk6 χ6 2a6 2b-c8.  [450] leaves, of which 5-421 are numbered irregularly 1-418;  the first four leaves of the quire represented by χ are numbered ‘i’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘4’ but not signed.
ISTC ib00588000;  GW 4265;  Goff B588;  BMC I 122 (IB. 1658);  Bod-inc B-297;  BSB-Ink B-462.

GIP number: B62
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Euing Dt-d.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: Kk6r, col. 1, line 1: ‘... eu ...’ not as GW ‘... ſeu ...’;  2c8r, col. 4, lines 66-67: ‘Zuzim: ↄſiliā .liatrix || tes eos ...’ as GW, not ‘Zuzim: ↄsiliā||tes eos ...’ as BMC.
Provenance: Ettenheimmünster (Baden-Württemberg), Benedictines, BVM:  inscription on a1r “Ettonis Monasterij Ordinis S: Benedicti Congregationis B. Mariae Alsaticae”.
Georg Biderman (fl. 1589), of Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg):  inscriptions on a1r “Annumeror  libris Georgij Bid[er]manij Sigmaringarij Anno virginej partus 1589 S:M:C:” and “Georg: Biderman Sigmaringarius An[n]o Salutis nostrae 1590”, accompanied by mottoes or Latin quotations in Biderman’s hand “Vide cui fidas ...” and “Qui vult coronarj, debet pugnare quia Nemo coronabitur nisi legitime certaverit”.
Joannes Sickel(?), (17th century?):  inscription on front pastedown “Ex libris Joan. Sickl(?)”.
John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London:  ticket (damaged) on front pastedown “John M. Stark Book[seller,] 64 Mar[ket Place,] Hull”.
M., Dr (fl. 1859):  see below.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  gifted to Euing 2 April 1859 - Euing’s acquisition date and source in pencil “2.4.59 ex dono Dr M.” on front pastedown together with Euing’s shelfmark “VIII y-11” and his early inventory number in pencil “No 51”.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: South Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards (see J.B. Oldham, Notes on bindings in the Hunterian and general libraries in Glasgow University, p. 6bis);  both covers decorated with intersecting fillets to form a centre panel bordered by two frames;  the panel is decorated with a repeated vine-like tool with tendrils (Rautengerank) to form characteristic pointed oval shapes, each filled with a lozenge-shaped stamp depicting an eagle;  the inner frame is decorated with a pear-shaped stamp depicting a reclining stag and a square-shaped rosette stamp;  the outer frame is undecorated;  spine undecorated (spine title added in gilt in 19th century);  remains of two brass clasps, catch plates on front board;  parchment spine-strengtheners visible with text in German;  frequent parchment index tabs;  fore-edge title in ink ‘Biblia’;  paper pastedowns - the rear pastedown, which contains 43 manuscript lines of theological text in German (17th/18th century?), is partially obscured by two parchment strips which have been added to cover fissures in the wooden boards;  two flyleaves added in the 19th century, one at front the other at rear.   Size: 302 × 213 mm.
Leaf size: 290 x 207 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in various 16th and 17th-century hands, mostly in Latin but a few in German;  frequent underlining and occasional manicules;  five-line inscription in German at head of a1r in a 16th-century hand containing a medical recipe against scalds beginning “Ain gute Salb für den Wasserbrand ...”;  brief reference in a 16th-century hand to "Zoilus" i.e. the Greek rhetorican (4th century BC) on front pastedown “Zoilus Αδραστεια νεμεσις”.
Decoration: Initials supplied throughout in red, often with reserved white and marginal flourishes;  occasional paragraph marks supplied in red.
Imperfections: None.

Title-page of  Biblia