Venice: Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 15 May 1488.
Fol. Part 1: [*6] a-p10 q-ſ8.  leaves, the first blank, 7-180 numbered in lower margin adjacent to signatures “.I.”-“.clxxiiii.”. Gathering [*] numbered “ii”, “iii” but not signed. Part 2: v4 A-Z10.  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.
University of Glasgow: purchased 1704; inscription on [*2r] “Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Empt. propriis Academiae Sumptibus 1704” and signed by the Principal “Jo. Stirling P.”; scored-through shelfmark “AZ:f:1:n:2” on [*2r] matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313); shelfmark “BF.1.1” on University Library bookplate 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 [*2r] (unread under ultraviolet light); 19th/20th-century numbers in pencil “93/2” on [*2r] and “164/15” and [*2v] are probably binders’ job numbers.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves [*1] of part 1 and Z10 of part 2; leaves X9 and Z9 mutilated with loss of text.|