Boniohannes de Messana: Speculum sapientiae.

[Paris:  Etienne Jehannot], for Durand Gerlier and Jean Petit, [ca. 1502]
8vo.  a-i8.  [72] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ic01022000;  GW 7895;  Goff C1022;  BMC VIII 201 (IA. 40856);  Oates 3144.

Attributed on the title-page to Saint Cyrillus;  the true author is Boniohannes de Messana (Kaeppeli I 699) - ISTC.

GIP number: B99
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bi6-l.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: With the woodcut device of Jean Petit on a1r (title-page) as in Oates 3144 (not Gerlier’s as in BMC);  a1r, line 3:  “In cuius ...” not as BMC “In cnius ...”.
Bound with: The second of two items bound together.  Bound with:  Humbertus de Romanis, Liber eruditionis religiosorum.  Paris:  Henri Estienne, 12 Mar. 1505 (F. Schreiber, 'The Estiennes', no. 3).
Provenance: Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, Cistercians, BVM:  inscription on title-page of first item in volume “Liber S[an]c[t]e Marie de Neubotill ex Industria d[omi]nj henricj frog Orate pro anima eius”.
Henry Frog (early 16th century), Cistercian, of Newbattle Abbey:  see above;  listed in Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish Libraries, p. 100.
University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “G.f.5.n.8.” on title-page of first item in volume matching entry in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691 (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313);  shelfmark “AQ.16.11” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards, each cover decorated with a blind-stamped panel surrounded on four sides by a legend (all so worn as to be unidentifiable);  single brass clasp (repaired) with catch plate on rear board;  restored by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s note, July 1965, is on rear free endpaper (boards re-covered in African goatskin with original covers feathered on and with new endpapers and flyleaves).  Size:  141 x 98 mm.
Leaf size: 133 x 90 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


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