Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus.
Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 11 Dec. 1486.
Fol. A6 a-k6 l8.  leaves (A1, l8 blank).
Woodcuts (122), from blocks used originally in Leeu's Gouda edition of 1480 (Goff N151); woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC id00159400; GW M22251; Goff N155; BMC IX 188 (IB. 49753); CIBN D-87.
Ascribed to Nicolaus Pergamenus on the basis of Paris BnF MS. lat. 8512, and to the Milanese doctor Mayno de Mayneriis (Magninus Mediolanensis) on the basis of a MS. at Cremona, supported by local references in the text (Pio Rajna, ‘Intorno al cosiddetto Dialogus creaturarum ed al suo autore’, in Giornale storico della letteratura italiana, 10 (1887), 75-113).
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll S.M. 1985 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), art historian and collector: armorial bookplate with mottoes on front pastedown; book label on rear pastedown; armorial stamp with monogram of Sir William Stirling Maxwell added in blind to front cover and his monogram and mottoes “Gang forward” and “I am ready” added to rear cover; Stirling Maxwell shelf-mark "ll.1" in pencil on verso of front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow: Sir John Stirling Maxwell, 10th baronet, (1866-1956), Sir William's son, bequeathed a portion of the Stirling Maxwell library to the University of Glasgow Library in 1956 (received in 1958).
|Binding:||England, 19th-century brown goatskin; armorial stamp with monogram of Sir William Stirling Maxwell in blind on both covers (see Provenance); gold-tooled spine; all edges gilt; gilt turn-ins; dark green endpapers; binder’s stamp “J. Leighton, Brewer St” on verso of front free endpaper. Size: 285 x 204 mm.|
|Leaf size:||278 x 190 mm.|
|Annotations:||19th-century title in ink on A1r; 19th-century manuscript note extracted from British Museum catalogue tipped-in at front.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red or washed-out blue/green throughout; capital strokes, paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red throughout; woodcut initial “S” on a1r and a few woodcuts lightly decorated with red pen-work.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf l8.|