Garlandia, Johannes de [pseudo-]: Composita verborum.

Commentary by Johannes Synthen.

Strassburg:  [Johann Prüss], 1490.
4to.   A-B8 C-I6.   [58] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ig00078000;  BMC I 128;  Bod-inc G-036.

Entered under Synthen in BMC.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC14-a.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: I5v, line 34:  “expo┼┐itione: pro ...” as in Bod-inc and Sack(Freiburg) 2073, not as BMC “expositione pro ...”
Bound with: The fifth of six incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Garlandia, Johannes de, Cornutus cum commento.  Hagenau:  Heinrich Gran, 1489;  (2) Garlandia, Johannes de, Synonyma.  Reutlingen:  [Michael Greyff], 1487;  (3) Samuel de Monte Rutilo, Synonyma partium indeclinabilium.  [Speyer:  Johann and Conrad Hist, not after 1490];  (4) Garlandia, Johannes de, Nomina et verba defectiva.  [Mainz:  Peter von Friedberg, ca. 1493];  (6) Garlandia, Johannes de, Verba deponentalia.  [Lübeck:  Printer of the Breviarium Lubucense (GW5376), ca. 1490].
Provenance: Frater Hinricus, of Aywaille(?), Liège, (16th century):  inscription on A1r of first item in volume “Frat[er] hinric[us] aqualiae(?) burgensis est possessor hui[us] libri si quis invenerit restituat ei p[ropter] deum”;  a similar inscription (scored through) is on the front pastedown.
Johann Christian Schöttgen (1687-1751), biblical scholar:  engraved bookplate “Christianus Schoettgenius” with palm tree and motto “Justus ceu palma virebit” remounted on new rear pastedown.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf.  The front cover is decorated with fillets to form four concentric rectangles:  the inner rectangle is decorated with three vertical lines of a repeated foliate stamp;  the second rectangle is undecorated;  the third rectangle is decorated with a foliate roll;  and the outer rectangle is decorated with a roll of rope-like pattern and with separate foliate stamps.  The rear cover is likewise divided into four concentric rectangles:  the inner rectangle is decorated with a repeated vine-like tool with tendrils (Rautengerank) to form characteristic pointed oval shapes, each filled with a separate fringed foliage ornament;  the second rectangle is undecorated (though with some overlap on two sides from the ornament of the inner rectangle);  the third rectangle is decorated with a foliate roll;  the outer rectangle is decorated with a stamp of a five-petalled flower.  Two chased brass clasps (one lost), chased catch plates on front board.  Grey paper tabs separate each work.  Restored and rebacked c.1985 by Ian Maver (restoration binder, Special Collections Department, Glasgow University Library), with new endpapers and flyleaves;  original spine covering lost;  original front pastedown put back.   Size: 216 × 147 mm.
Leaf size: 200 x 136 mm.
Annotations: On the front pastedown, in a 16th-century hand, are quotations copied from the commentary by Johannes Synthen contained in this work.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red on A2r, B7r, C4v, I1r (mainly with marginal flourishes);  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  decorative red pen-work in inner and upper margins of A2r.
Imperfections: A1 (title-page) torn out - stub visible.

Rubrication with decorative pen-work in Garlandia, Johannes de [pseudo-]: Composita verborum