Nicolaus de Lyra: Moralia super totam Bibliam.

Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 1478.
Fol.   a-q [r] s-x8 y-z6 [et]8 [1-58 610 7-118 126].   [284] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC in00111000;  Goff N111;  BMC I 222.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bk5-b.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: University of Glasgow:  inscription on a2r “Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis 1727” with Library’s early 18th-century shelfmark “N.2.14”;  source unknown;  later 18th-century shelfmark “U.5.13” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Netherlands(?), 15th/16th-century calf (rubbed) over oak boards, tooled in blind to a panel design.  On both covers intersecting triple fillets form a centre panel and three frames.  The centre panel is divided by diagonal intersecting fillets into lozenges and triangles (the former decorated with a square stamp of an angel, the latter with a smaller square stamp of a lion rampant);  the inner frame is decorated with a circular stamp resembling a portcullis;  the middle frame is decorated with the lion rampant stamp of the centre panel;  the outer frame is undecorated;  spine covering lost.  Five brass bosses on each board;  remains of a single brass clasp, catch plate on front board.  Original endpapers lost.  J.B. Oldham, Notes on bindings in the Hunterian and general libraries in Glasgow University, 4bis, tentatively suggests a Netherlands origin.  Binding restored, June 1966, by Anthony Gardner, with his apologia written on rear free endpaper;  a small copper strip now riveted to the inside of the rear board is accompanied by A. Gardner’s note ‘This, found under the original paste-down was evidently the fixing for a chain’.   Size:  380 x 268.
Leaf size: 366 x 254 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations and pointing hands in a 16th-century hand;  on a2r a 15th/16th-century shelfmark “H.xviii.” (“H” in blue ink, “.xviii.” in red).
Decoration: Initials supplied in red or in red and reserved white from a2r-d3r, and in some cases the body of an initial is washed in yellow;  capitals washed in yellow from a2r-x7r.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves, and leaves c7-d2.

Binding of  Nicolaus de Lyra: Moralia super totam Bibliam