Bonatus, Guido: Decem tractatus astronomiae.

Additions by Jacobus Canter.   Edited by Johannes Angeli.

Augsburg:  Erhard Ratdolt, 26 Mar. 1491.
4to.   [*14] a-z8 A-Z8 AA-EE8.   Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed.   [422] leaves.
Woodcuts;  woodcut initials;  woodcut printer's device printed in black and red.
ISTC ib00845000;  Goff B845;  BMC II 384;  Bod-inc B-416;  GW 4643.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-e.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Richard Pype/Pipe (possibly Sir Richard Pype, Lord Mayor of London in 1578):  “Richard Pype” stamped in ink on upper margin of a2r.
John Pearson (late 19th century), private bookseller, 38 Sussex Street, Pimlico, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Pearson 18 Feb. 1868 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on a2r “18 2 68 Pearson ab/f” together with Euing’s inventory number “No 3556”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of the two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
Binding: England(?), 16th/17th-century calf;  covers decorated with a quadruple blind-fillet border;  front pastedown of vellum, rear pastedown of paper;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:   209 x 162 mm.
Leaf size: Leaf size:  203 x 150 mm.
Annotations: Frequent 15th/16th-century marginal notes in Latin throughout in various hands (some cropped by binder);  frequent 17th-century marginal notes in English in gatherings b-n;  pointing hands used occasionally;  paginated (rectos only) “3” to “807” in an early hand;  price “12/6” in pencil on front pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Lacks the 14 preliminary leaves, leaf a1 and leaves EE7-8.

Woodcut in Bonatus, Guido: Decem tractatus astronomiae

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BE6-c.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  not recorded in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791), but a superseded University of Glasgow Library shelfmark  “KH.9.15”, which has been transferred in typescript onto the volume’s modern bookplate, suggests that the book probably came into the University Library’s collections sometime in the 19th century.
Binding: Binding:  Modern pigskin;  rebound in University of Glasgow Library ca. 1990, replacing an unrecorded binding;  single brass clasp, new endpapers and flyleaves;  15th/16th-century manuscript title on lower edge of leaves “Guidonis Bonat”;  now housed in a buckram-covered box.   Size:  225 x 170 mm.
Leaf size: 210 x 155 mm.
Annotations: Occasional 16th-century marginal annotations in Latin and underlining;  zodiac symbols added in ink in an early hand to the woodcut signs of the zodiac which appear on I8v-K8r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Printer's device in Bonatus, Guido: Decem tractatus astronomiae