Buschius, Hermannus: In Frederici episcopi Traiectensis inthronizationem hecatosticha.

[Deventer:  Richardus Pafraet, ca. 1497]
4to.   [14].   [4] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ib01331500;  GW 5799.

Dated on paper evidence (WILC).   HPT dated between 21 June 1491 and 2 Dec. 1497 and GW ca. 17 Sept. 1496.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC6-h.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloss (1787-1854), physician, Frankfurt:  a Kloss library binding;  lot 838 in 'Catalogue of the library of Dr. Kloss of Franckfort a.M. …' (London:  Sotheby, 1835);  Kloss’s references to Panzer on front pastedown;  evidence of a bookplate removed from front pastedown - probably the Kloss book label.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
Binding: Germany, 19th-century brown and green marbled paper boards, manuscript title on blue paper affixed to front cover.   Size:  196 x 139 mm.
Leaf size: 195 x 138 mm.
Annotations: On 1/1r in a late 15th/early 16th-century hand are three couplets headed “Alexander Haegi[us] de epo[dis]” i.e. Alexander Hegius of Heek (d. Deventer, 1498), under whose influence as headmaster at St Lebuin’s school Deventer developed into a centre of humanist education - among his pupils were Erasmus, Jacobus Montanus, and the author of this tract, Hermannus Buschius - cf. Bietenholz , Peter G. & Deutscher, Thomas B., 'Contemporaries of Erasmus:  a biographical register of the Renaissance and Reformation', vol. 2, p. 173.   On 1/4v a half page of annotations in Latin with occasional words in Greek in a 16th/17th-century hand.   On front pastedown various 19th-century pencil annotations  “2023/29”, “Early Specimen of Printing”, “3hgg(?)-97/B”, and a possible price “2/-” (written over what appears to be “1/-”);  at foot of 1/4v a price(?) in pencil in a 19th-century hand “29/-”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.
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Annotated title-page of Buschius, Hermannus: In Frederici episcopi Traiectensis inthronizationem hecatosticha