Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum.

[Lyons]:  Nicolaus Philippi and Marcus Reinhart, 29 July 1480.
Fol.   a-i10 k-l8 L8 m-x10 y-z8 [et]8 [con]8 A-F10 G-H8.   [322] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ib00132000;  Goff B132;  BMC VIII 245;  Bod-inc B-061;  GW 3404.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-c.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Head-line on a2r (which is centred) reads “Prohemium”;  BMC records a variant setting “Prohemi ” set above the second column.
Provenance: Zwiefalten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Benedictines, BVM (founded 1089, dissolved 1802):  inscription on a2r “Monasterij B. Mariae in Zwifalten”.
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 20 Jan. 1855 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “20-1-55 dg/- Stark” on front pastedown;  an early Euing inventory number “143” 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: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards;  covers decorated with intersecting triple fillets to form a centre panel and surrounding frame;  the centre panel is divided by triple fillets to produce a pattern of four lozenges and eight triangles;  the covers further decorated with separate rosette stamps;  spine undecorated (but with a title label added in the 19th/20th century);  remains of two clasps;  chased brass catch plates on front board;  endpapers and flyleaves (not contemporary) have a tête de boeuf watermark surmounted by a five-petalled flower on a stem.   Size: 317 × 222 mm..
Leaf size: 303 x 217 mm.
Annotations: ‘Nota’ marks and underlining on o2 and on y9r;  gatherings numbered ‘1-34’ in a 16th-century hand in lower inner corner of first recto;  various 19th-century inscriptions on front pastedown including bibliographical references in a German hand in pencil, number ‘81’ in ink (lightly scored through in pencil), and a price in pencil ‘2/12/6’ beneath which are unread (?)initials.
Decoration: Initials supplied throughout in red or red and reserved white, often with marginal flourishes;  capital strokes, paragraph marks, and underlining in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves a1 and H8.

Monastic ownership inscription in Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum