Boethius: Opera.

Venice:  Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1491-92.
Fol.   Part I:  [*2] A-B6 a8 b10 c-d8 e-f6 g4 h6 i8 k-q6 r4 s-u6 uu6 uuu6 uuuu6 v8 x-y6 z8 aa-kk6 ll8.   [256] leaves.   Part II:  [*4] A8 B-P6.   [96] leaves.
In two parts, dated:  I) 18 Aug. 1492;  II) 26 Mar. 1491.
Woodcuts;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ib00767000;  Goff B767;  BMC V 341, XII 25;  Bod-inc B-382;  GW 4511.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll E.x.52 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  Euing's inventory number "No 522" on aa1r.
Glasgow, Anderson’s College:  Euing bequest, 1874;  with bookplate of Euing Musical Library, Anderson’s College, Glasgow, on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  ownership of Euing Musical Library transferred to University of Glasgow Library in 1936.
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century vellum;  covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  red-edged leaves;  binder’s ticket on rear free endpaper “Bound by R. Nelson Glasgow”.   Size:  295 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 290 x 205 mm.
Annotations: Gatherings ii-ll have cropped marginal annotations in a humanist hand in Latin with some geometrical terms in Greek included;  early annotations in Latin in two different hands in gatherings aa, cc, dd, hh.
Decoration: Faintly printed lines of a few woodcut diagrams made good by pen and ink (e.g. on gg3v).
Imperfections: A fragment of 68 leaves consisting only of gatherings aa-kk6 ll8 of Part I (with title on aa1r “Arithmetica Geometria et Muſica Boetii”).

 

Woodcut diagrams and annotations in Boethius: Opera