Burtius, Nicolaus: Opusculum musices.

Bologna:  Ugo Rugerius, for Benedictus Hectoris, 30 Apr. 1487.
4to.   a-h8 i4.   [68] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ib01331000;  Goff B1331;  BMC VI 807, XII 58;  Bod-inc B-619;  GW 5796.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll E.c.63 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Knight 25 Feb. 1863 according to Euing’s annotation on front free endpaper “25. 2. 63. Knt” together with his price code “abx/”;  Euing’s pencil inventory number “No. 1248” on a2r.
Glasgow, Anderson’s College:  Euing bequest, 1874;  bookplate of Euing Musical Library, Anderson’s College, Glasgow, on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  ownership of Euing Musical Library transferred to University of Glasgow Library in 1936.
Binding: Italy(?), 17th-century parchment;  manuscript spine title;  covers decorated in the 19th century with a double gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron and ornament at each corner, and with a title in gilt added to the front cover;  unicorn watermark on original rear free endpaper;  front endpapers replaced in the 19th century.  Size:  183 x 142 mm.
Leaf size: 179 x 139 mm.
Annotations: i4r, line 25 “Viperum” corrected in an early hand to “Vipereum”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Musical diagram from 'Opusculum Musices'