Rolewinck, Werner: Fasciculus temporum.
Louvain: Johann Veldener, 29 Dec. .
Fol. [18 2-510 6-88].  leaves.
Woodcuts; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ir00256000; Goff R256; BMC IX 136 (IB. 49104); Bod-inc R-106.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||Variant issue, with record of events between 30 July 1474 and 19 Dec. 1475 added on 8/8v (f. 72v), followed by the colophon printed in red - see Polain(B) 3367A and BMC; 8/8r (f. 72r), col.2, lines 1 and 6: setting as Polain(B) 3367A, except the first word of line 1 reads “Puella” not “Puelle”; 8/8v (f. 72v), line 2: “... coloniēſib[us] ...” not as Polain(B) 3367A “... colonēsib[us] ...”; 1/1r, col. 1, line 3: “... punct[us]” and line 6: “... feliciter” i.e. without the misprints described in BMC’s note.|
|Provenance:||William Baylies (16th/17th century): name “William Baylies” written on front flyleaf, alongside which is his mark incorporating the reversed ‘four’ symbol at the apex of a pyramid of bricks or stones - not listed in E.M. Elmhirst, 'Merchants’ marks' (London: 1959) or in F.A. Girling, 'English merchants’ marks' (London: 1964).
William Newton (17th century): name “William Newton” written twice on front flyleaf.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.2.8”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century quarter calf, marbled paper-covered boards; red leather title label on spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 300 x 225 mm.|
|Leaf size:||295 x 223 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations, mainly in Latin but occasionally in English, in various 15th/16th-century hands, including a note on the author and his writings by a contemporary dated 1494 in lower margins of 2/1 recto and verso (f. 9); in the upper margin of 2/1r is a quotation “Successor thome suffultus mun[er]e rome hu[n]c sathanas sede rapiet citro m[ihi] crede” (from an anonymous 14th-century Latin poem known as ‘The prophecy of John of Bridlington’); frequent pointing hands; the recto and verso of the front flyleaf contain chronological notes in Latin in a 16th/17th-century hand on events in the Holy Land in the first years of the Christian era beginning “Archelaus post funera patris”; evidence of signatures in a 15th/16th-century hand in some gatherings; foliated in a 15th/16th-century hand in the top outer corners “xiij”-“xx/iiij iiij” from 1/1 to 8/8 - suggesting that this work may at an early date have been bound with another work; foliated in a 16th-century hand in the middle of the lower margins “i”-“lxiiij” from 2/1 to 8/8 (ff. 9-72); the same section foliated in a 16th-century hand in the lower outer corners “1”-“64” and the same arabic numbering repeated in a later hand in the upper inner corners.|