Biblia latina (cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi et additionibus Pauli Burgensis replicisque Matthiae Doering).

Add: Nicolaus de Lyra:  Contra perfidiam Judaeorum.

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, [1486-]87.
Fol. Part I: a10 b12 c-h10 i-k8 l-o10 p6 q8 r-z10 [et]10 aa-dd10 ee12 ff-gg10 hh4 ii-oo10 pp-qq6 rr-vv10 xx12 yy-zz10 [et et]10 [con con]6. [468] leaves, the first blank. Part II: A-E10 F8 G10 H8 I-Z10 Aa-Bb10 Cc-Dd8 Ee-Oo10 Pp8. [370] leaves. Part III: AA-GG10 HH12 II-MM10 NN12 OO8 PP-TT10 UU-XX6 YY-ZZ10 AAA-FFF10 GGG-HHH8 III-MMM10 NNN8. [348] leaves. Part IV: 2a-l10 2m8 2n-q10 2r8 2s6 2t-y10 2z12 2aa10 2bb8 2cc-ff10 2gg12 2hh-oo10 2pp8 2qq-rr6. [384] leaves, the first blank.
In four parts: I-III) [undated]; IV) 3 Dec. 1487.
Woodcuts (28 in part I and 16 in part III).
ISTC ib00614000; Goff B614; BMC II 431; Bod-inc B-320; GW 4289.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm9-d.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Unidentified Franciscan house: mutilated inscription beginning “liber fr[atru]m mi[n]oru[m] [...]” on a2r.
University of Glasgow: source unknown; mid 18th-century University Library shelfmark “BD.4.5” (scored through) on a2r; shelfmark “CE.2.10” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century calf;  binder’s ticket “Bound by Carss & Coy. Glasgow” on front pastedown;  pencil numbers “75/11” and “93/11” on a2r are probably binders’ job numbers;  pencil note on front free endpaper “rebound 1860”;  new pastedowns;  original late medieval vellum manuscript pastedowns preserved - the front pastedown is a single leaf containing an unidentified theological text in two columns, the rear pastedown is a bifolium containing the text of Pope Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis, Part III, ch. 14-16, 20-22.   Size:  318 x 222 mm.
Leaf size: 306 x 216 mm.
Annotations: Numbering “1”-“7” in margins of a3r (referring to “prima”-“septima regula” of the text); marginal annotation in a 16th-century hand on bb10r.
Decoration: An eleven-line initial “H” on a2r is supplied in blue with reserved white; similarly decorated large initials supplied in blue with reserved white on a3v, a4r, c1r; smaller initials throughout supplied in plain blue or red; the woodcuts are hand-coloured in pink, green, yellow, and red; capital strokes supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Part I only;  wanting the blank leaf a1.

Full page woodcut illustration in Biblia

 

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bo1-d.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: S.D. (17th century): initials “S D” stamped in gilt on both covers - the same initials are stamped as a set on parts I and III of the Library’s copy of Biblia latina, Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1485 (shelfmarks Bo1-d.1 and Bo1-d.3).
A.B. (17th century): initials “A.B.” in ink on 2a2r.
University of Glasgow: source unknown; mid 18th-century University Library shelfmark “BX. f2. n4” (scored through) on 2a2r; shelfmark “CE.2.9” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: 17th-century calf;  covers decorated with a triple fillet border in blind;  initials “S D” in gilt on both covers;  evidence of two clasps (both now lost);  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  rebacked in 19th/20th century with oval stamp of Glasgow College Library added in gilt to spine and given new free endpapers (originals not preserved);  pencil number “710/9” on 2rr6v is probably the binder’s job number.   Size:  298 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 293 x 197 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations and “nota” marks in a 16th-century hand;  unread (17th-century?) code on 2rr6v.
Decoration: Ten-line initial “Q” on 2a2r supplied in blue with reserved white and set on a square ground of brown pen-work decoration, which extends into the inner margin; initials throughout supplied in dull red.
Imperfections: Part IV only;  wanting the blank leaf 2a1.

Penwork initial in Biblia