[Strassburg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1468]
Fol. [1-1010 11-1212 13-2110 22-2412 25-3010 3112 32-3410 3512 3610 (36/10+1) 37-4210 43-4412 45-4710 488].  leaves.
ISTC ib00531000; Goff B531; BMC I 66 IC.702; Bod-inc B-241; GW 4206.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Euing Dq-a.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Note:||The blank leaf 32/10 (f. 332) has not been removed in this copy (cf. the Bod-inc, BMC and GW collations, which give nine leaves); quire 46 (quire ‘[Z]’) in GW and Bod-inc) is of ten leaves, not twelve as recorded by both authorities.|
|Provenance:||Graz, Observant Franciscans: inscription “Pro Conuentu Graecensi fr[atr]um Min[orum]. Strict[ionis]. Obs[ervantiae]” on first page of the manuscript insert at the front of the book (see Annotations); oval book stamp “AD CONV: F:F: MIN: GRAECENSIUM” on 25/1r (f. 251r), repeated on 39/3r (f. 408r) and also on the first page of the manuscript insert.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; Euing’s shelfmark “VI-x-1” in pencil on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; front cover decorated with intersecting quadruple fillets to form a centre panel bordered by two frames; the panel is divided by quaduple fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments, each decorated with a lozenge-shaped double fleur-de-lys stamp; the inner frame is decorated with a scroll bearing the lettering ‘+INRI+’; the outer outer frame is decorated with a five-petalled flower stamp; the rear cover has an identical design, except for the inner frame which is decorated with a rectangular stamp divided from corner to corner to form four triangles, each containing a section of a flower head; evidence of four bosses and a centre-piece on both boards, and of two clasps - all now lost; spine undecorated except for the number ‘2’ which has been added in gilt in the 19th century. Size: 415 × 300 mm.|
|Leaf size:||403 x 294 mm.|
|Annotations:||Signatures in a 15th/16th-century hand; invocation “Jesus + Maria + Franciscus” in a 16th-century hand on rear pastedown; bound in at the front are four leaves of manuscript text written in two columns in a 15th-century hand on paper, the text consisting of prologues and variant prologues to the Minor Prophets, the Book of Maccabees, the Gospels, and the Apocalypse; a small paper insert containing a manuscript prologue to the Book of Wisdom bound-in between 26/3 and 26/4 (ff. 263 and 264); a similar manuscript insert on paper containing a prologue to Hosea bound-in between 35/8 and 35/9 (ff. 360 and 361).|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial “P” on 25/1r (f. 251r) supplied in red and green with reserved white and with decorative red pen-work added; other principal initials throughout are supplied in red and green with reserved white, in blue and green with reserved white, or in red and blue with reserved white; smaller initials throughout supplied in red or blue and occasionally in green; capitals washed in yellow throughout; running headings in red “para || bole” - “Apoca || lipſis”; incipits, explicits and chapter numbers added in red; the same hand is responsible for decorative initials, capital strokes, incipits and explicits in the manuscript text inserted at the front of the book (see Annotations).|
|Imperfections:||Volume 2 only of two volumes. Wanting all before Proverbs i.e. gatherings 1-24 (ff. 1-250), and the final two blank leaves 48/7-8 (ff. 496-7).|