Thomas à Kempis: Imitatio Christi.

Add:  Johannes Gerson:  De meditatione cordis.

[Ulm:  Johann Zainer], 1487.
8vo.  π8 a-z8.   [8], i-Clxxxii, [2] leaves, (leaves 8, 191, 192 blank).
The signatures (which appear only on the first page of each gathering) are in the centre of the top margin.
ISTC ii00013000;  Goff I13;  BMC II 530 (IA.9267);  Bod-inc T-101.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD15-i.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: z6r, final line of colophon:  “M. cccc. lxxxvii” as in BSB electronic facsimile, not “M. cccc. lxxxvij.” as in BMC.
Provenance: Johannes [...]rig (fl. 1553):  faded inscription on π1r “Joan: [...]rig 1553”.
Sebastianus Zainicher (fl. 1590):  inscription on π1r “[...] Sebastianus Zainicher 1590”.
Rott am Inn, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Marinus et Anianus (founded 1181/5, dissolved 1803):  inscription on π1r “Ff. Benedictinoru[m] oeno Rothens[ium]” and similar inscriptions on π2r and a1r.
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek):  duplicate(?) - “Dupl.” in pencil on front free endpaper.
Asher & Co., booksellers, Berlin & London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Asher 3 July 1868 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on front free endpaper “3 7 68 Asher be/-”;  on π1r Euing’s pencil inventory number “No 3733” next to which Euing has written “2 copies” - Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49) has two copies recorded at 3733, this copy purchased from Asher and a second copy purchased from the bookseller, John Mozley Stark (the latter copy is no longer in the Euing collection).
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin (worn) over bevelled wooden boards;  covers decorated with triple fillets to form two concentric rectangles;  the inner rectangle of both covers decorated with a floral roll;  the outer rectangle of the front cover is decorated with a roll which includes a coat of arms within an oval wreath, and a satyr(?) holding a shield;  the outer rectangle of the rear cover is decorated with a roll which includes a double-headed eagle within an oval wreath;  remains of two clasps;  green-edged leaves.   Size:  148 x 102 mm.
Leaf size: 138 x 98 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations, “nota” marks, pointing hands and underlining in a 16th-century hand;  a list of feast days on front pastedown in a 16th-century hand “S: Simon Apo[sto]l[u]s:  S: Sebastinus Mar[tyr]:  S: Nicolaus epis[copus] et co[n]fes[sor]:  S: Michael Archa[n]g[elus]:  S:  Chatrina V[ir]go et Mar[tyr]:  S: Jo[h]anes Baptista:  S: Benedictus co[n]fes[sor]:  S: Propriu[m] Ang: costodo:”;  number “148” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on front free endpaper;  number “8259” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Initials supplied throughout in red or in red with reserved white, many with marginal flourishes.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves z7 and z8.

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