Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae (with commentary ascribed in the text to Thomas Aquinas)
Add: Compendiosa consolationis resumptio.
Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 19 Mar. 1491.
4to. [*]6 a8 b-r6 s4 t-z6 [et]6 A-D6 (third leaf only of gathering [*] numbered).  leaves.
ISTC ib00794000; Goff B794; BMC IX 67; Bod-inc B-399; GW 4552.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BC14-c.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||D1r, line 3: “... conſoſolatione ...” as in Bod-inc B-399 and Polain 736, not “... conſolatione ...” as in BMC.|
|Bound with:||The first of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (2) Boethius [pseudo-]. De disciplina scholarium. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1490; (3) Aristoteles [pseudo-]. Problemata. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, ca. 1490].|
|Provenance:||Cyriacus Trendelbach, of Ascania (Saxony), (16th/17th century): inscription on [*1r] (title-page) “Ciriac[us] Trendelbach de ascania”.
Johannes [...] (fl. 1649): partially deleted inscription on [*1r] “Sum Johannis [...] 18 Maij 1649”.
I.B.P.S. (second half of 17th century): initials “I B P S” and date 1668” stamped in black on front cover.
Unidentified, 19th-century German bookseller: tipped onto front flyleaf is an extract (price not included) from a 19th-century German bookseller’s catalogue: item 794 listing all three works in the volume, the final item described as “Ohne Druckort und Jahr” and the binding as “Pgbd”.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh: source unknown - but perhaps bought from the above catalogue.
University of Glasgow: Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
|Binding:||Germany, 17th-century vellum; initials “I B P S” and date “1668” stamped in black on front cover; manuscript spine titles; remains of leather tabs; dark green-edged leaves. Size: 190 x 139 mm.|
|Leaf size:||182 x 130 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious underlining and numerous pointing hands in Tabula (gathering [*]) - less frequent underlining in text; erroneous headline “Quintus” on z3r corrected to “Quartus”; two biographical/bibliographical notes on [*1r] (title-page) in different hands.|
|Decoration:||Small marginal pen-and-ink drawings in Tabula e.g. St George and dragon, head of an ass, personification of the winds.|