Gotfridus Vorowiensis: Lumen animae.
Edited by Matthias Farinator.
[Strassburg: Printer of the 1481 'Legenda Aurea'], 22 Mar. 1482.
Fol. [1-38 410 5-168 176 18-338 3410].  leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ib00341700; Goff L396; BMC I 97; Bod-inc B-160.
Wrongly attributed to Berengarius de Landora. According to Bod-inc B-159 the text is a substantially altered recension, by Berengarius de Landora, of the ‘Lumen animae’ A, compiled by Gotfridus Vorowiensis (Gottfried of Vorau) in 1332. The text is also treated as anonymous (Goff) or found under the editor's name (BMC).
Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 2 held by the Mitchell Library
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD7-c.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex: armorial bookplate on front pastedown with ink shelfmark “III.A.k.1” (superseding an earlier shelfmark scored out in ink); lot 5509 in 'Bibliotheca Sussexiana. Catalogue of the ... library of ... the late Duke of Sussex. Part I ...', (1844); sold for £0.10.0 according to the annotated copy of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-e.15).
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; purchased by Euing 3 Nov. 1851 according to his acquisition note including price code in ink on front pastedown “3. 11. 51 ba/- Kin.(?) Bl(?)”; Euing’s inventory number “26” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper and on Sussex bookplate.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
|Binding:||19th-century half calf, turquoise paste paper-covered boards; spine decoration in blind with gold-tooled title; mottled khaki/green endpapers; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 298 x 215 mm.|
|Leaf size:||289 x 204 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional “nota” marks and pointing hands in black ink; occasional underlining in black ink and also in red; brief marginal note in Latin in an early hand on 6/7v (leaf [49v]); at top margin of 1/2r (leaf [2r]) in red ink in an early hand the numbers “10 . 20” underlined; 19th-century price in pencil “£1.1-” on verso of front free endpaper together with a reference to Panzer’s 'Annales'.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 34/10.|