Cassianus, Johannes: De institutis coenobiorum.
Add: Collationes patrum XXIV.
Basel: [Johann Amerbach, after 24 Sept.] 1485.
Fol. Part I: [π10] A-B8 C-F6.8 G8. [62 leaves] Part II: a-b8 c-d6 e-h6.8 i-m8.6 n-t8 v6.  leaves.
ISTC ic00233000; Goff C233; BMC III 748; Bod-inc C-102; GW 6160; CIBN C-127; BSB-Ink C-165.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll T.C.L. f1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Jacobus Sadlerus(?) (fl. 1488): inscription on π1r “p[ro] xxxvj s[olidis] emimus de Iacobo Sadl[er]o(?) p[ro] nob[is] Anno d[omi]ni m cccc lxxxviij in die mathie ap[osto]li”.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Arthur 23 Mar. 1872 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code “23 3 72 Arthur bh/-” on π1r together with his inventory numbers “No 5619” and “147”.
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856: presented to the College by William Euing, May 1872 (see GUL MS Euing 50); oval embossed ownership stamp “Free Church College Library, Glasgow” on π1 and on π10; Trinity College Library shelfmark “40/A3” in pencil on front pastedown.
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:||Switzerland(?), 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; the design of both covers consists of a centre panel surrounded by two frames formed from intersecting double fillets; the centre panel is divided by a double fillet into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments with a small rosette stamp at each intersection of the fillets; the panel and the two frames are decorated with numerous separate tools including a rosette, three different-sized roundels each containing a six-petalled flower, a roundel containing an eagle, various lozenge-shaped stamps - of a stag, a griffin, a fleur-de-lys, a thistle-like plant, a paschal lamb, and of the Virgin holding a palm leaf and the infant Jesus; evidence of two fore-edge clasps, both now lost; evidence from nail holes that the edges of the four outer corners were protected with metal strips (all now lost); numerous red and green paper tabs, and several parchment tabs sealed at the outer end; rebacked in the 19th/20th century and given new pastedowns and endpapers (originals not preserved). Size: 310 x 217 mm.|
|Leaf size:||296 x 212 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotation in a 17th-century hand on l4r regarding Collatio XIII; very occasional “nota” marks; signature E3, misprinted “E4”, is corrected in pen-and-ink; 19th-century biographical notes on Cassianus on front free endpaper; extracts from two booksellers’ catalogues mounted on rear pastedown - one relating to the Plantin, 1578 edition of Cassianus, the other relating to a 13th-century manuscript of Cassianus on parchment.|
|Decoration:||A seven-line initial “V” on A1r is supplied with a foliate design in shades of blue outlined in white, and is set on a square ground with a foliate design in shades of purple with white outline; numerous principal initials throughout supplied in a similar style in a variety of colours (purple on a red ground, purple on blue, green on red, green on purple, red on purple); a few large initials also supplied in blue with reserved white and set on a ground of red pen-work; smaller initials throughout supplied mainly in red, a few in blue; running headings and chapter headings underlined in red.|