Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Expositio in artem veterem Porphyrii et Aristotelis (without text).

Edited by Simon Alexandrinus.

Venice:  Christophorus Arnoldus, [not after 1476]
Fol.   a-o8 p6.   [118] leaves.
ISTC ib01306000;  Goff B1306;  BMC V 206;  Bod-inc B-600;  Pell 3070 + 3070A;  GW 5765.

Dated ca. 1476-78 in GW and Bod-inc, but the edition is presumably that listed in the will of Antonio, Count of Marsciano, 13 Dec. 1476 (M. Mallett in 'Cultural Aspects of the Italian Renaissance', ed. C. H. Clough, (1976) p. 215, n. 41) - ISTC.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Veitch Eg8-b.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: a4.5 misbound between a2.7 and a3.6.
Variant: p1r, col. 2, final line reads as in Pell 3070, not as in Pell 3070A;  p6r, col. 2, colophon reads as GW Anm., not as GW's main transcription.
Provenance: John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  number “123” written in blue pencil on front pastedown (a numbering common to many books in the Veitch collection, probably an inventory number).
University of Glasgow:  Veitch collection donation, 1895.
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century vellum-covered boards, red leather spine title label;  sprinkled blue and red-edged leaves;  binder’s stamp on front pastedown “Maclehose, Glasgow”.   Size:  292 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 285 x 200 mm.
Annotations: Profuse marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand;  occasional diagrams and “nota” marks in the same hand;  19th-century number in pencil “272/5” on a1r (probably a binder’s job number).
Decoration: Twelve-line initial “Q” on a1r supplied in blue and reserved white on a square ground of red pen-work, with red pen-work decoration extending into the inner and central margins;  similarly decorated initials on b6r, g1r, h4r, k6r and n4v;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Worming in gathering p resulting in loss of text (including part of the colophon).

Pen-work initial in Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Expositio in artem veterem Porphyrii et Aristotelis (without text)

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-d.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: p1r, col. 2, final line reads as in Pell 3070A, not as in Pell 3070;  p6r, col. 2, colophon reads as GW's main transcription, not as GW Anm.
Bound with: At the end of this copy are bound the final three printed leaves (q1-3) from a different edition of the same text (Venice:  Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 10 Dec. 1481).
Provenance: Como, Dominicans, S. Johannes:  inscription on a2r “Iste liber est [conventus] s[an]cti Joh[ann]is de Como ord[in]is p[rae]dica[torum]” (for a similar provenance see Hawkins 350).
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), poet:  presented book to Robert Southey;  inscription on front pastedown “Robert Southey from Walter Savage Landor Keswick 1824”.
Robert Southey (1774-1843), poet laureate:  lot 476 “Presentation Copy from W.S. Landor Venetiis, 1481” in 'Catalogue of the valuable library of the late Robert Southey ...' (London:  Leigh Sotheby & Co., 1844).
John Petheram (1807-1858), antiquary, publisher and bookseller, London:  bought at the Southey sale for £0.12.0 according to the BL annotated copy of the Southey sale catalogue reproduced in facsimile in 'Sale catalogues of libraries of eminent persons', vol. 9 ‘Poets and men of letters, edited ... by Roy Park’ (London:  Mansell, 1974) p. 109;  circular paper label at foot of spine with lot number in ink “476” lightly scored through and with the number “18” written above.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  University of Glasgow:  purchased from Petheram 18 May 1846 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “18.5/46 Peth”;  an early Euing inventory number “64” also on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
Binding: Late 18th/early 19th-century half vellum, marbled paper sides;  spine not lettered;  sprinkled brown-edged leaves.   Size:  280 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 271 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in gatherings a-h in a 16th-century hand.
Decoration: Twelve-line initial “Q” on a1r supplied in black ink and surrounded by black pen-work decoration which includes human faces - the whole covered in a light green wash;  three other initials in gathering a supplied in black ink.
Imperfections: None.

Decorated washed initial in Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Expositio in artem veterem Porphyrii et Aristotelis (without text)