Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max: Liber sextus Decretalium.
With gloss of Johannes Andreae.
Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 9 Jan. 1476.
Fol. [1-310 412 (4/11+1) 5-710 810 (8/9+1) 912 10-118 126 13-1610 174].  leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC ib00985000; Goff B985; BMC I 32; Bod-inc B-465; GW 4857.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-a.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Johannes Smawss (15th/16th century): inscription on 5/8r (f. 51r) “Iste liber est conue[n]t[us] Wie[nnensis] ordi[ni]s fr[atru]m p[rae]dicator[um] donat[us] eid[em] a venera[bi]li olim m[a]g[istro] artiu[m] johan[n]e smawss c[uius] a[n]i[m]a deo viuat”.
Vienna, Dominicans, S. Maria: see above; a second inscription on 17/3r (f. 161r) “Lib[er] iste e[st] [con]uent[us] ord[inis] fr[atru]m p[rae]dicator[um] i[n] Wienna Aust[ri]e” and a similar, third inscription on 6/2r (f. 55r).
John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Stark 3 June 1857 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note on 1/1r “3. 6. 57 Stark”; an early Euing inventory number “106” in pencil on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||Scotland, 19th-century calf over bevelled boards, covers decorated with fillets and a fleur-de-lys tool in blind, with a gilt rosette stamp at each corner; binder’s ticket “J. Carss & Co. Bookbinders, 31 Argyle Street, Glasgow” on front pastedown; now housed in a green buckram-covered box. Size: 424 x 295 mm.|
|Leaf size:||407 x 283 mm.|
|Annotations:||In each gathering there are traces of an early numbering of preliminary leaves in red ink in lower outer corner; leaves foliated (with errors) in pencil in lower outer corner “47”-“235” in a 19th-century hand - suggesting that up to that point this work was bound with another or other works; 19th-century number “68/13” in pencil on 1/1r - probably the binder’s job number.|
|Decoration:||On 1/1r, col. 1, a space between lines 7 and 22 is occupied by a miniature depicting Boniface VIII seated on a throne, wearing the triple crown and holding a book and papal staff in his hands; on the same page, in the centre margin, is a three-line initial “B” supplied in blue with white tracery on a gold square ground, which introduces the printed text “Onifacius episcopus ...”, and below the initial the centre margin is decorated with a thick green stem entwined with foliage and flowers in blue, mauve and red; other initials supplied in red or in red and reserved white in gatherings 1-6 and thereafter in red or blue, or in red or blue with reserved white; paragraph marks supplied in red in gatherings 1-7 and thereafter in red or blue.|