Boethius: Opera.

Venice:  Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1497/98-99.
Fol. Part I: π2 a-z8810.  [2], 1-‘201’ [i.e. 202] leaves.  Part II: π2 a-i8. [2], 1-‘69’ [i.e. 71], [1] leaves.  Part III: π4 a-k8 l-m6.  [4], 1-92 leaves.  Many errors in foliation throughout.  Woodcut initials and diagrams; woodcut printer’s device at end of part II.
ISTC ib00768000;  GW 4512;  Goff B768;  BMC V 351 (IB. 21143) + V 350 (IB. 21129);  Bod-inc B-383;  CIBN B-558;  BSB-Ink B-619.

Part I undated;  part II dated 8 July 1499;  part III dated 10 Feb. 1497/9;  the third part first issued separately.  BMC treats in two parts.  Part I contains the minor philosophical and theological works;  part II the mathematical works;  part III De consolatione philosophiae and [Pseudo-] Boethius De disciplina scholarium with commentary by [Pseudo-] Thomas Aquinas (Thomas Waleys?).  The register for all three parts is found on the recto of the last leaf in part III.

GIP number: B85
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Mu6-x.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Unidentified owner:  traces of an illegible, oval-shaped early library stamp on π1v of Part I.
David Murray (1842-1928), Glasgow lawyer, antiquary and bibliographer:  bookplate on front pastedown;  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Murray library donation, 1927.
Binding: 19th/20th-century dark blue goatskin;  covers decorated with a single gold fillet forming three concentric rectangles;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves.  Size:  308 x 221 mm.
Leaf size: 301 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in various 16th-century hands - more frequently in parts I and III, rarely in part II;  19th/20th-century pencil number “126” on front pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting π2 of part I containing the Tabula.

Woodcut diagrams in Boethius: Opera