Nicolaus de Hanapis: Distinctiones exemplorum Veteris et Novi Testamenti.

Memmingen:  Albrecht Kunne, 1485.
4to.   a10 b-r8 s6.   [144] leaves.
ISTC in00104000;  Goff N104;  BMC II 603.

To all intents and purposes identical with the 'Aurea Biblia' of Bindo de Senis (entered jointly under Antonius de Rampigollis and Bindo de Senis in ISTC).

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bo2-i.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Bruder Biel (16th century):  faded and partly deleted inscription (under ultraviolet light) "Ich bin Bruder Biel(?)" on a1r.
Füssen, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Magnus (dissolved 1803):  on a1r “Ex bibliotheca S. Magni in Fuessen” (written below a partially erased and faded, unread inscription).
James Hotson (1804-1889), silk mercer, Airdrie :  bookplate on front pastedown;  source unknown.
Thomas Reid (1830-1911), M.D., lecturer in ophthalmology at University of Glasgow;  Hotson’s library purchased by Reid after his death and presented to the University in 1890.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled panelled pigskin decorated with fillets, two rolls – one a foliate roll, the other a roll of four female allegorical figures representing Prudence, Courage, Temperance and Justice – and two separate foliate stamps;  two brass clasps, catch plates on front board;  three leather spine labels lettered in gilt “DISTINC EXEMPL. V & N”, “TESTAM. MEMING. 1485.”, “L[-]B 224” (the lettering of the last - a shelfmark - very worn).   Size:  193 x 137 mm.
Leaf size: 177 x 126 mm.
Annotations: On a1r “Alius Titulus Biblia aurea Veteris ac noui Testamenti ... Per Fr[atr]em Antoniu[m] Ampigollu[m] ord[inis] fr[atrum] Eremit[orum] S. Augustini”;  unread early annotation on s6v;  number “2173” in pencil on front pastedown, with other pencil annotations now largely obscured by bookplate;  price code in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Capital strokes, paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red from a2r to c3r.
Imperfections: Wanting b3-6.


Title Page with Ownership Inscriptions from 'Distinctiones Exemplorum Veteris et Novi Testamenti'