Biel, Gabriel: Sacri canonis missae expositio.

Edited by Wendelinus Steinbach.   Additions by Henricus Bebelius.

Tübingen:  [Johann Otmar], for Friedrich Meynberger, 29 Nov. 1499.
Fol.   a-c8 d-z6.8 A-U6.8 X-Z6 &6 [con]8.   336 leaves.
Woodcut.
ISTC ib00660000;  Goff B660;  BMC III, 703;  GW 4333.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bl5-e.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of three items bound together (early in the 16th century from evidence of the binding).   Bound with:  (2) J. Pérez de Valencia, Cantica canticorum Salomonis cum expositione. Paris: Josse Bade, 1507 and (3) Tractatus contra Judaeos, which is an excerpt (signatures AA6 BB4 CC-EE6) from J. Pérez de Valencia, Expositio in centum et quinquagenta Psalmos Davidicos. Paris:  Josse Bade, 1507 (cf. P. Renouard, 'Imprimeurs & librairies parisiens du XVIe siècle', vol. 2, nos. 74 & 75).
Provenance: Martial Mazurier or Masurier (d. 1550), Doctor of Theology, Collège de Navarre, Paris:  inscription (lightly scored through) on the final blank leaf (EE6v) of the third and last item in the volume ('Tractatus contra Judaeos', 1507) “P[ro] Marciale Masurier doctore theologo In regali collegio navarre anno d[o]m[in]i mille[si]mo qui[n]ge[ntesi]mo xj precium xxv [...]”.   For Mazurier see J.K. Farge, 'Biographical register of Paris Doctors of Theology, 1500-1536', pp. 318-22.
Andrew Melville (1545-1622), Principal of Glasgow University:  inscription on a1r (title-page) “Andreas Meluinus”.
University of Glasgow:  Old Library shelfmark “K.f.1.n.2” on a2r matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313);  shelfmark “CB.5.13” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: France(?), early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards.  Both covers have identical decoration of five concentric rectangles formed by fillets.  The inner rectangle consists of a diaper roll of quatrefoils within lozenges;  the second rectangle consists of a floral roll of an eight-petalled flower on a spiral stem;  the third rectangle  (which is mitred) is decorated with separate rosette and fleur-de-lys stamps;  the fourth rectangle repeats the floral roll of the second rectangle;  the outer rectangle, formed by intersecting fillets, is undecorated.  Neither the rolls nor the separate stamps are identical to any of the rubbings illustrated in Oldham’s English blind-stamped bindings, though the roll of an eight-petalled flower on a spiral stem is closely similar to his no. 490 (Plate XXXIII), which Oldham describes as ‘French’.  Two brass catch plates on rear cover, both clasps now lost.  Rebacked with goatskin and restored by Anthony Gardner, Sept. 1965.   Size: 292 × 214 mm.
Leaf size: 281 x 200 mm.
Annotations: Title written on a1r “Gabriel Biel in Canonem Missae” and author’s name “Gabriel Biel” on a2r;  a few early 16th-century marginal annotations in Latin, “nota” marks and underlining.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Worming throughout (including the calf covers).

Inscriptions on title page of Biel, Gabriel: Sacri canonis Misse expositio