Duranti, Guillelmus: Rationale divinorum officiorum.

Edited by Johannes Aloisius Tuscanus.

Vicenza:  Hermannus Liechtenstein, 1478.
Fol.   [*2] A10 B-O8 a-o8.   [228] leaves, the third blank.
ISTC id00417000;  Goff D417;  BMC VII 1037;  Bod-inc D-195;  GW 9115.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-c.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: P. D. (15th/16th century):  in the lower margin of A2r, within a pale green and gold roundel, are what appear to be the ligature initials ‘pd’ in black and gold with a vertical gold bar placed at each side.
Cîteaux, Cistercians, BVM:  16th/17th-century inscription ‘Sctae Mariae Cistercij’ on o8r, repeated on G7v.
Gul. D.:  inscription on o8r “Numeratae sunt paginae à me Gul. D. annos post librum ipsum stampatum cccliv”.
Thomas Maitland, Lord Dundrennan (1792-1851), Scottish judge:  armorial bookplate on front pastedown (Franks 19525).
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  purchased 13 Dec. 1857 according to Euing’s pencil note “13. 12. 57” on verso of front free endpaper, together with an early Euing inventory number “18”.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown. 
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  304 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 295 x 198 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations, corrections and “nota” marks in a 15th/16th-century hand;  frequent hyphens added in an early hand at the end of lines to make good compositorial omissions;  on front flyleaf “collatus et integer” in an 18th/19th-century hand;  19th-century ink foliation “1”-“225” from A2-08 (see Provenance above).
Decoration: The upper margin of [*1r] has a cross in gold, red and purple (similar to a cross barby) from which floral decoration extends into the upper and inner margins;  an eight-line initial “Q” on A2r is supplied in gold on a dull pink square ground embellished with a gold foliate pattern, from which floral decoration extends into the inner, upper and lower margins;  on the same page, in the lower margin, a roundel (see Provenance above);  other initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue, generally with reserved white, occasionally with gold decoration;  a few initials supplied in both red and blue with reserved white;  paragraph marks in alternate red and blue throughout;  capital strokes in yellow;  text columns enclosed within red ink rules.
Imperfections: None.

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