Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus.
With title: Destructorium vitiorum ex similitudinem creaturarum exemplorum.
[Geneva]: Jean Belot, 1500.
Fol. a-k6 l4 m6.  leaves, the last blank.
Woodcuts; woodcut printer's device; woodcut initials.
ISTC id00159500; Goff N157; Bod-inc D-048; Lökkös(Cat BPU) 171.
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. 1986 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), art historian and collector: armorial bookplate printed in blue on front pastedown; book label printed in red on rear pastedown “Emblems Keir”; Stirling Maxwell’s armorial stamp with mottoes “Gang forward” and “I am ready” added in blind to front cover; his monogram and same mottoes added in blind to rear cover; Stirling Maxwell’s shelfmark “27B” on rear pastedown and another Stirling Maxwell shelfmark “ll1” on front pastedown.
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 dark blue morocco, blind ownership stamps of Sir William Stirling Maxwell on both covers (see Provenance); gilt spine title; gilt-edged leaves; gilt turn-ins; light blue endpapers. Size: 278 x 190 mm.|
|Leaf size:||271 x 179 mm.|
|Annotations:||On c5v a brief marginal note in Latin in a 16th-century hand referring to the story of Reuben bringing mandrakes to his mother, Leah (Genesis, ch. 30); occasional underlining; Sir William Stirling Maxwell’s note on the woodcut initials tipped-in at front.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf m6.|