Johannes de Erfordia: Computus chirometralis.

[Cologne:  Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, ca. 1480-85]
4to.   [1-28 36].   [22] leaves, the last blank.
Author identified as John of Erfurt (i.e. Johannes de Erfordia) by Thorndike and Kibre, 'A catalogue of incipits of mediaeval scientific writings in Latin' (London: 1963), col. 231.
Dated by GW.
ISTC ic00797800;  GW 7280.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bk5-g.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The fourth of five incunabula bound together.
Bound with:  (1) Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 15 Nov. 1477;  (2) Dionysius Periegetes, De situ orbis. Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478;  (3) Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi. Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478;  (5) Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-], De viris illustribus. Venice:  Andreas de Paltasichis, 5 June 1477.
Note: On the final blank leaf are blind impressions of lines of type.
Provenance: For likely early provenances of Henry Gibson (fl. 1553) and John Gibson (16th century), see the first, third and fifth items bound up with this work.
Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), minister of Eastwood, ecclesiastical historian and Librarian of the University of Glasgow:  inscription "Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Ex Dono M. Roberti Woddrow Pastoris Ecclesiae de Eastwood 1703" on a2r of the first item in this volume (Pomponius Mela);  see 'Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis’, ed. C. Innes, 4 vols (Glasgow: 1854), III, p. 448.
University of Glasgow:  signed "Jo: Stirling Principal" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, by John Stirling (1654-1727) in his capacity as Principal;  Old Library shelfmark "AF 6 n.21." on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, matching entry in ‘Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691’;  shelfmark "AS.2.5" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela matching entry in A. Arthur, ‘Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis’ (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: Late 15th/early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over oak boards, bevelled edges;  single small brass catch plate (all that survives of an original thong clasp) on front board;  covers decorated with triple fillets to form a panel, which is divided by triple fillets into lozenges and triangles, each decorated with a single fleur-de-lys stamp.  Rebacked in goatskin and restored, with new endpapers and flyleaves, by Anthony Gardner, Apr. 1967;  binder’s note on rear free endpaper and flyleaf.  Size: 205 × 145 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 130 mm.
Annotations: Single “nota” mark on 3/2v (f.18v);  occasional hyphen supplied at line endings e.g. on 2/3r (f.11r).
Decoration: Initials, underlining and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Coloured initial and paragraph marks in Johannes de Erfordia: Computus chirometralis