Biblia. [Latin]

Basel:  Johann Froben, 27 June 1491.
8vo. π4 a-y8 A-Z8 1-108 114 2118 2A-E8.  [496] leaves (a1, 2E7-8 blank).
ISTC ib00592000;  GW 4269;  Goff B592;  BMC III 789 (IA. 37873);  Bod-inc B-300;  CIBN B-416;  BSB-Ink B-466.

GIP number: B63
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Euing Du-i.26 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: 211/3-6 (ff. 451-454) misbound between 11/2 and 11/3 (ff. 446 and 447).
Provenance: Tussanus Michael Jerosme de la Verdière (18th century):  'tussanus michael jerosme de la verdière' on a1r.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  Euing's pencil shelfmark "VII.e.13", price code "B/L" together with his early inventory number "N3" on front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: France (Paris), 19th-century, gold-tooled black grained goatskin;  covers have a border formed from a decorative roll between double fillets with a fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark;  signed in gilt at foot of spine “Relié par Simier”.   Size:  172 x 112 mm.
Leaf size: 162 x 101 mm.
Annotations: Numerous marginal annotations and nota marks in early hands;  occasional manicules.
Decoration: Fourteen-line initial “F” on a2r supplied in blue with white tracery on a square ground of crimson with tracery in dull gold;  other initials supplied in red or blue.
Imperfections: Wanting 2A-E8.


Opening of Prologue from 'Biblia Latina'