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].  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.|