Dionysius Periegetes: De situ orbis.

Translated by Antonius Beccaria.

Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478.
4to. a-c8 d-e6.  [36] leaves.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC id00254000;  GW 8427;  Goff D254;  BMC V 195 (IA. 19865);  Bod-inc D-100;  CIBN D-161;  BSB-Ink D-178.

GIP number: D21
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bk5-g.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of five incunabula bound together.
Bound with:  (1) Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 15 Nov. 1477 (M24);  (3) Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi. Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478 (J21);  (4) Johannes de Erfordia, Computus chirometralis. [Cologne:  Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, ca. 1480-85] (J19);  (5) Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-], De viris illustribus. Venice:  Andreas de Paltasichis, 5 June 1477 (A126).
Provenance: For likely early provenances of Henry Gibson (fl. 1553) and John Gibson (16th century), see the first, third and fifth items bound up with this work.
Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), minister of Eastwood, ecclesiastical historian and Librarian of the University of Glasgow:  inscription "Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Ex Dono M. Roberti Woddrow Pastoris Ecclesiae de Eastwood 1703" on a2r of the first item in this volume (Pomponius Mela);  see Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis, ed. C. Innes, 4 vols (Glasgow: 1854), III, p. 448.
University of Glasgow:  signed "Jo: Stirling Principal" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, by John Stirling (1654-1727) in his capacity as Principal;  Old Library shelfmark "AF 6 n.21." on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, matching entry in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691;  shelfmark "AS.2.5" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: Late 15th/early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over oak boards, bevelled edges;  single small brass catch plate (all that survives of an original thong clasp) on front board;  covers decorated with triple fillets to form a panel, which is divided by triple fillets into lozenges and triangles, each decorated with a single fleur-de-lys stamp.  Rebacked in goatskin and restored, with new endpapers and flyleaves, by Anthony Gardner, Apr. 1967;  binder’s note on rear free endpaper and flyleaf.  Size: 205 × 145 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 130 mm.
Annotations: Faded and unread brief (ownership?) inscription on e6v (final blank page):  “Iste liber …”
Decoration: Many woodcut initials decorated in red;  paragraph marks supplied in red;  chapter headings underlined in red;  printed paragraph marks in the list of provinces and islands on e5v and e6r given red strokes.
Imperfections: None.

Incipit printed in red and decorated woodcut initial in Dionysius Periegetes: De situ orbis