Bonaventura [pseudo-]: Meditationes vitae Christi.
Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 12 Mar. 68.
Fol. [110 2-48 5-710 88].  leaves (1/1 blank).
ISTC ib00893000; GW 4739; Goff B893; BMC II 315 (IB. 5402); Bod-inc B-441; CIBN B-659; BSB-Ink B-681.
The pseudo-Bonaventuran Meditationes vitae Christi is the work of a Franciscan of San Gimignano in Tuscany, in all probability Johannes de Caulibus -- see BMC XI 172.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD7-b.8 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/3r, line 1: “[I]Nter alia virtutū et laudū preconia ...” as in GW’s main transcription, not as in GW Anm.; 4/5r (f. 31r), line 1: “⁊ extendens ſanatus eſt ...” as in Bod-inc and GW Anm.|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; an early Euing inventory number “3” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper, together with his engraved armorial book-plate.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
|Binding:||19th-century diced brown calf, rebacked; covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves. Size: 308 x 224 mm.|
|Leaf size:||297 x 214 mm.|
|Annotations:||Erased 16th/17th-century ownership inscription on 1/2r beginning “Coll ...”; excerpts copied from Santander, Dictionnaire bibliographique choisi du quinzième siècle, II, p. 235 and Dibdin, Bibliotheca Spenceriana, III, p. 194, pasted onto front endpapers.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied throughout in red, some with reserved white, often with pen-flourishing; capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout; chapter headings and colophon underlined in red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf 1/1 (stub visible).|