Boethius: Opera.

Venice:  Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1491-92.
Fol. Part I: π2 A-B6 a8 b10 c-d8 e-f6 g4 h6 i8 k-q6 r4 s-u6 uu6 uuu6 uuuu6 v8 x-y6 z8 aa-kk6 ll8.  [256] leaves.  Part II: π4 A8 B-P6. [96] leaves.  Woodcuts;  woodcut printer’s device.
Part I dated 18 Aug. 1492;  part II dated 26 Mar. 1491.
ISTC ib00767000;  GW 4511;  Goff B767;  BMC V 341 (IB. 21008), XII 25 (IB. 21007);  Bod-inc B-382;  CIBN B-557;  BSB-Ink B-618.

GIP number: B84
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll E.x.52 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  Euing's inventory number "No 522" on aa1r.
Glasgow, Anderson’s College:  Euing bequest, 1874;  with book-plate of Euing Musical Library, Anderson’s College, Glasgow, on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  ownership of Euing Musical Library transferred to University of Glasgow Library in 1936.
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century parchment;  covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  red-edged leaves;  binder’s ticket on rear free endpaper “Bound by R. Nelson Glasgow”.   Size:  295 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 290 x 205 mm.
Annotations: Quires ii-ll have cropped marginal annotations in a humanist hand in Latin with some geometrical terms in Greek included;  early annotations in Latin in two different hands in quires aa, cc, dd, hh.
Decoration: Faintly printed lines of a few woodcut diagrams strengthened by pen and ink (e.g. on gg3v).
Imperfections: A fragment of 68 leaves consisting only of quires aa-kk6 ll8 of Part I (with title on aa1r “Arithmetica Geometria et Musica Boetii”).


Woodcut diagrams and annotations in Boethius: Opera