Duns Scotus, Johannes:  Quaestiones in quartum librum Sententiarum.

[Strassburg: C.W., before 6 Jul. 1474]
Fol. [1-310 48 5-1110 128 136 1410 158 16-2510 2612 27-2910 308].  [290] leaves (1/1, 30/8 blank).
ISTC id00377000;  GW 9084;  Goff D377;  BMC I 82 (IC. 962);  Bod-inc D-174;  CIBN D-265;  BSB-Ink D-312.

The printer has been identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach - ISTC.

GIP number: D27
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD12-a.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Borovany (Bohemia) alias Forbes, Augustinian Canons BVM:  inscription in red ink on 1/2r “Monast: Borowan:”.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  Euing’s inventory number “104” in pencil on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library book-plate on front pastedown.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards;  both covers identically decorated with blind fillets to form a centre panel bordered by a frame.  The panel is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular-shaped compartments, which are in turn decorated with a lozenge-shaped stamp of a dragon exhaling flames, a small and a large heart-shaped stamp with a fleur-de-lys design, a roundel with a fleur-de-lys design, and a roundel containing a long-necked bird (a stork?) and a five-pointed star;  at the top and bottom edges of the panel are two narrow panels decorated with foliate stamps and with roundels containing the symbols of the four evangelists placed at each corner.  The frame is decorated with a repeated ‘maria’ scroll.  Spine compartments decorated with the larger of the two heart-shaped stamps containing a fleur-de-lys, the lozenge-shaped dragon stamp, a lozenge-shaped stamp containing a fleur-de-lys, and a lozenge-shaped stamp composed of four fleurs-de-lys.  Evidence from nail holes of two clasps (both lost) and of corner-pieces and centre-pieces (all lost).  Parchment manuscript guard strips in the middle of each quire.  Given new endpapers in the 19th century (originals not preserved);  spine title label added in the 19th century together with the place and date of printing ‘Nuremburg 1474’ in gilt at foot of spine.  Size:  408 x 290 mm.
Leaf size: 392 x 286 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations and occasional nota marks in a 15th/16th-century hand;  19th-century numbering in pencil “-3232.-133” on front pastedown together with a reference to Panzer’s Annales in ink in a 19th-century German hand on front pastedown;  the letter “D” (Duplum?) in pencil on front pastedown; 19th-century code(?) “20f” in pencil on 30/7v (f. 289v).
Decoration: On 1/2r an eight-line initial “S” is supplied in shades of mauve with blue tracery and is set on a rectangular green ground decorated with a floral motif in greenish yellow;  initials, paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red in quire 1;  intermittent rubrication in quires 5, 6, 14, 19 and 20;  running headings in red “distinctio prima 4ti Sen[tentiarum]”-“d[istinctio] 50”.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 30/8 (stub remaining of 30/8).

Decorated initial and monastic inscription in  Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quaestiones in quartum librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi