Boniohannes de Messana: Speculum sapientiae.
[Paris: Etienne Jehannot], for Durand Gerlier and Jean Petit, [ca. 1502]
8vo. a-i8.  leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ic01022000; Goff C1022; BMC VIII 201; Oates 3144; GW 7895.
Attributed on the title-page to Saint Cyrillus; the true author is Boniohannes de Messana (Kaeppeli I 699) - ISTC.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bi6-l.14 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||With the woodcut device of Jean Petit on a1r (title-page) as in Oates 3144 (not Gerlier’s as in BMC); a1r, line 3: “In cuius ...” not as BMC “In cnius ...”.|
|Bound with:||The second of two items bound together. Bound with: Humbertus de Romanis, Liber eruditionis religiosorum. Paris: Henri Estienne, 12 Mar. 1505 (F. Schreiber, 'The Estiennes', no. 3).|
|Provenance:||Newbattle, Cistercian Abbey, Midlothian, Scotland: inscription on title-page of first item in volume “Liber S[an]c[t]e Marie de Neubotill ex Industria d[omi]nj henricj frog Orate pro anima eius”.
Henry Frog, monk of Newbattle (early 16th century): see above; listed in Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish Libraries', p. 100.
University of Glasgow: shelfmark “G.f.5.n.8.” on title-page of first item in volume matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313); shelfmark “AQ.16.11” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||Early 16th-century blind-stamped calf over bevelled wooden boards, each cover decorated with a blind-stamped panel surrounded on four sides by a legend (all so worn as to be unidentifiable); single brass clasp (repaired) with catch plate on rear board; restored by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s note, July 1965, is on rear free endpaper (boards re-covered in African goatskin with original covers feathered on and with new endpapers and flyleaves). Size: 141 x 98 mm.|
|Leaf size:||133 x 90 mm.|