Eusebius Caesariensis: De evangelica praeparatione.

Translated by Georgius Trapezuntius.

[Venice]:  Leonhardus Aurl, 1473.
Fol.   [112 2-1410 158].   [150] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ie00120000;  Goff E120;  BMC V 207;  Bod-inc E-049;  GW 9442.


Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.


Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 1/2v, line 26:  “... chriſtianiſſimus neſciētibus ...” as in GW Anm. 2, not “... chriſtianiſmus neſcientibus ...” as in GW main transcription.
Note: Printer's pin-holes occasionally visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 223 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 30 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.26r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “O.3.1”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  marbled-edged leaves with gilt overlay.   Size:  295 x 203 mm.
Leaf size: 288 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginalia in a humanist hand (mainly extracting keywords), generally in brown ink but occasionally in red;  occasional corrections of text in a different hand;  chapter headings added in crimson ink in a humanist hand;  the same hand has supplied running book numbers and a foliation in arabic numerals “2”-“149” from 1/3 to 15/8;  18th-century shelf-mark "f3" in blue crayon on front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

Variant reading in Eusebius Caesariensis:De evangelica praeparatione

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll T.C.L. f4 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 1/2v, line 26:  “... chriſtianiſſimus neſciētibus ...” as in GW Anm. 2, not “... chriſtianiſmus neſcientibus ...” as in GW main transcription.
Note: Printer's pin-holes frequently visible.
Provenance: Melchior Opmann (16th century) of (?)Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart:  inscription on 1/1v “Melchior Oppman ex Kanstat”.
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek):  duplicate - “Duplum” on front free endpaper and “282 *460 Inc. Typ.” on 1/1r, both in ink;  paper label with manuscript number “460” at top of spine.
George Willis (1813-1895), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Willis 4 May 1857 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code on front pastedown “4. 5. 57 ka/- Willis”;  Euing’s inventory numbers “No 54” and “109 old sheets” on front pastedown, the former matching the entry in Euing's acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856:  presented by Euing to the Free Church College Library;  oval embossed ownership stamp “Free Church College Library, Glasgow” on 1/2r;  various Trinity College Library shelfmarks on front pastedown and on front free endpaper “20/1”, “21/2”, “40 B/4”.
University of Glasgow:  Trinity College Library placed on permanent deposit in University of Glasgow Library in 1974 by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century wooden boards backed with pigskin, the leather decorated with fillets and a fleur-de-lys tool;  traces of a title written in ink on front board;  evidence of two now missing fore-edge clasps;  volume probably repaired in the 18th/19th century - from combined evidence of cropping of marginalia, dull yellow edging of leaves, red leather title label on spine, and addition of paper pastedowns and endpapers;  manuscript offsetting on 15/8v (f.150v) suggests the volume originally had vellum manuscript pastedowns.   Size:  300 x 213 mm.
Leaf size: 289 x 204 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (many slightly cropped);  occasional “nota” marks and pointing hands;  intermittent foliation in an 18th/19th-century hand;  on 15/8v (f.150v) beneath the colophon is a six-line textual annotation in Latin and Greek containing the date 1511.
Decoration: An eight-line initial “E” on 1/2r is supplied in shades of blue with added white decoration and is set on a rectangular green ground from which floral decoration extends into the inner margin;  other initials supplied throughout in red;  guide-letters in brown ink visible throughout;  capital strokes in red.
Imperfections: None.

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