Bonaventura, S. [pseudo-]: Meditationes vitae Christi.

Augsburg:  Günther Zainer, 12 Mar. [14]68.
Fol.   [110 2-48 5-710 88].   [72] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ib00893000;  Goff B893;  BMC II 315;  Bod-inc B-441;  GW 4739 (Pseudo-Bonaventura).
The pseudo-Bonaventuran 'Meditationes vitae Christi' is the work of a Franciscan of San Gimignano in Tuscany, in all probability Johannes de Caulibus (see BMC XI 172).

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-b.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 1/3r, line 1:  “[I]Nter alia virtutū et laudū preconia ...” as in GW’s main transcription, not as in GW Anm.;  4/5r (f. 31r), line 1:  “[Tironian sign] extendens ſanatus eſt ...” as in Bod-inc and GW Anm.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  an early Euing inventory number “3” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper, together with his engraved armorial bookplate.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: 19th-century diced brown calf, rebacked, decorated with double gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  308 x 224 mm.
Leaf size: 297 x 214 mm.
Annotations: Erased 16th/17th-century ownership inscription on 1/2r beginning “Coll ...”;  excerpts copied from Santander, 'Dictionnaire bibliographique choisi du quinzième siècle', II, p. 235 and Dibdin, 'Bibliotheca Spenceriana', III, p. 194, pasted onto front endpapers.
Decoration: Initials supplied throughout in red, some with reserved white, often with pen-flourishing;  capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  chapter headings and colophon underlined in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf (stub visible).

 

Variant reading in Bonaventura, S. [pseudo-]: Meditationes vitae Christi