Bricot, Thomas: Insolubilia; Obligationes.

Paris:  [André Bocard], 1498.
4to.   a-b8 c-d6 e8.   [36] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initials; printer’s device.
ISTC ib01197600;  GW 5525.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC33-d.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of eight incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Magistri, Martinus, Expositio super Praedicabilia Porphyrii.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, for Durand Gerlier, 27 Mar. 1499;  (3) Limos, Andreas, Dubia in insolubilibus.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, for Gilles de Gourmont, 30 Oct. 1499;  (4) Alliaco, Petrus de, Conceptus et insolubilia.  Paris:  Guy Marchant, 29 Jan. 1498/99;  (5) Buridanus, Johannes, Sophismata.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, 20 Nov. 1493;  (6) Alliaco, Petrus de, Tractatus exponibilium.  Paris:  Antoine Caillaut, [ca. 1497];  (7) Buridanus, Johannes, Consequentiae.  Paris:  Antoine Caillaut [ca. 1495];  (8) Buridanus, Johannes, Consequentiae.  Paris:  Guy Marchant, 10 Jan. 1498/99.
Provenance: Anthonius Rogant/Rogantus (fl. 1537), of Montpellier:  on d2r “Rogãt de’ mõtepeſſulano”;  on b4v “Anthonius Rogant”;  the same name in variant forms appearing at the end of many chapters and also on a1r (deleted).
Petrus Chabrias (fl. 1537):  inscription on a1r “Πετρος Χαβριας Σικυλος bonę fidei domin[us]” (Σικυλος [sic] partially erased);  on e7v “Chabrias”.
Joannes Batt[ist]a(?) (16th century):  probable owner – inscription “Ad vsu[m] fratris Jo: Battãe a Calatagne” on a1r of first item in volume.
Naples, Capuchins, S. Ephrem and B.V.M. (founded 1572, suppressed 1863): probable owner; on a1r of first item is a circular book-stamp ‘BIBLIOTECA CAPVCCINORVM CONCEPTIONIS NEAPOLIS’ heavily scored through in ink and, on the same page, a partially deleted manuscript inscription indicating the same ownership; see www.bnnonline.it/index.php?it/324/possessori/possessori_508e7ec2a179d/58
William Laing (1764-1832), Edinburgh bookseller:  possibly sold book to Richard Heber – see below.
Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector:  lot 5288 in 'Bibliotheca Heberiana', Pt. 5 (London:  Wheatley, 1835);  sold for £0.2.0 according to the priced copy of the Heber sale catalogue in the BL (shelfmark RAR 002.092 Heb), which also records that Heber himself paid £0.3.0 for the book - corroborated by a note in ink by Heber on front flyleaf “Feb. 181[2?] Laing(?) Sale of Imp[ortant](?) Books - 3 -”.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh:  purchased at the Heber sale, with Hamilton’s pencil note on front flyleaf “Hebers Sale 2/”.
University of Glasgow:  Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
Binding: Italy, 16th/17th-century vellum;  faded ink spine title and shelfmark “148” at foot of spine, faded unread lettering at head of spine;  front endpapers replaced in late 19th or early 20th century.   Size:  215 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 203 x 135 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations - possibly in the hand of Anthonius Rogant?; some underlining in red ink in colophon.
Decoration: Title on a1r washed with light brown ink;  green colouring added to printer’s device on a1r.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank e8.

 

Annotated title-page of Bricot, Thomas: Insolubilia; Obligationes