Petrus Lombardus: Glossa magistralis Psalterii.
Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Andreas Frisner, 12 Feb. 1478.
Fol. [1-410 5-68 710 8-1110.8 12-1310 148 15-1810 198 20-238.10 246 25-308.10.10 31-368.8.10 3710].  leaves.
Woodcut printers’ device in red.
ISTC ip00477000; Goff P477; BMC II 409; Bod-inc P-220.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD12-a.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Unidentified German bookseller (early 19th century): extract from German bookseller’s catalogue tipped-onto front pastedown: item 157 “Glossa psalterii Dauid magistri Petri Lombardi ... Das erste Blatt ist etwas beschädigt; auch sind zwei gemalte Anfangsbuchstaben herausgeschnitten” (price not included).
H. Bedford (fl. 1846): pencil annotation on front free endpaper “H. Bedford 1846”.
John Petheram (1807-1858), antiquary, publisher and bookseller in London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: bought from Petheram 20 Oct. 185[-] according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “20.10 5 bb/ Peth” on front pastedown together with an early Euing inventory number in pencil “57”.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
|Binding:||Germany, 17th-century(?) blind-tooled calf over pasteboards, of which only remnants of original spine remain; front and rear boards re-covered in dark brown blind-tooled paper in the 19th century; blue marbled-edges; front and rear free endpapers have watermark of a chained unicorn salient. Size: 385 × 285 mm.|
|Leaf size:||368 × 268 mm (but turned-over top corner of 4/8 reveals that the original leaf measurement before cropping was at least 377 × 277 mm).|
|Annotations:||Very occasional lengthy marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand; very occasional underlining and “nota” marks in brown ink; sheet of paper inserted at front containing a reference to Johann Saubert, 'Historia bibliothecae reipublicae Noribergensis' (Nuremberg: 1643) p. 134.|
|Decoration:||On 9/4v (f. 80v) a six-line initial ‘B’ is supplied in various shades of grey to represent foliage and given a deep red infill embellished with dull gold tracery; similarly decorated principal initials (but in different colours) supplied on 17/9r (f. 159r), 25/5r (f. 225r), 26/1v (f. 229v), 28/6v (f. 254v); remains of marginal decoration visible on 1/2r; other initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue (some with reserved white and with marginal flourishes); paragraph marks, underlining, capital strokes and line-fillers supplied mainly in red throughout (paragraph marks and line-fillers very occasionally in blue). For excised initials see Imperfections.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 1/3 and 21/4.7 (ff. 190 and 193); illuminated initials excised on 1/2r, 11/2r (f. 96r), 14/3v (f. 125v), 14/5r (f. 127r).|