Hieronymus: Epistolae.

Venice:  Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 15 May 1488.
Fol.   Part 1:  π6 a-p10 q-r8 ſ8.   [180] leaves, the first blank, 7-180 numbered in lower margin adjacent to signatures “.I.”-“.clxxiiii.”.   The preliminary gathering numbered “ii”, “iii” but not signed.   Part 2:  v4 A-Z10.   [234] leaves, the last blank, 5-233 numbered in lower margin adjacent to signatures “.i.”-“.ccxxix.”.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC ih00170000;  Goff H170;  BMC V 309;  Bod-inc H-088;  GW 12430.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bi7-a.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Adam Hamilton (17th century), Glasgow:  inscription on Z9v “Adam Hammyltonn W[i]t[h] my hand Beffore wittnes in glasgow david morisonn burges in glasg[ow] and Ih[o]ne morisonn”, above which are written the names “Ihone morisonn David Lindsay [...]”.
David Morison (17th century), Glasgow:  see above.
John Morison (17th century), Glasgow:  see above.
David Lindsay (17th century), Glasgow:  see above.
John Tran (ca. 1645-1704), Regent at University of Glasgow from 1669:  see below.
University of Glasgow:  included in a list of ‘Books bought at Mr Tran’s auction 1704’ in Library acounts from the Clerks’ Press (GUA 58019/13);  price recorded as £1.11.0;  ‘Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Empt. propriis Academiae Sumptibus 1704’ on π2r and signed by the Principal ‘Jo. Stirling P.’;  scored-through shelfmark ‘AZ:f:1:n:2’ on π2r matching entry in ‘Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691’;  shelfmark ‘BF.1.1’ on book-plate matching entry in A. Arthur, ‘Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis’ (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: 17th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards;  covers decorated with double intersecting fillets to form a panel within an undecorated frame, the panel divided by a double fillet from corner to corner into four triangles;  evidence from nail holes of two now lost fore-edge clasps;  rebacked in 19th/20th century and given new pastedowns and endpapers (no evidence of originals survives);  gilt stamp ‘Glasgow College Library’ on spine;  lengthy two-line inscription on blackened fore-edge (unread).   Size: 439 × 285 mm.
Leaf size: 427 x 284 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand;  very occasional pointing hands and underlining;  frequent highlighting of text in light ink wash;  faint ownership(?) inscription in top margin of π2r (unread under ultraviolet light);  19th/20th-century numbers in pencil “93/2” on π2r and “164/15” and π2v are probably binders’ job numbers.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves π1 of part 1 and Z10 of part 2;  leaves X9 and Z9 mutilated with loss of text.

Printer’s device and manuscript inscription in  Hieronymus: Epistolae