Duranti, Guillelmus: Rationale divinorum officiorum.

Augsburg:  Günther Zainer, 22 Jan. 1470.
Fol.  [12 2-510.8 610 76 810 98 (9/7+1) 1010 118 (11/7+1) 1210 138 (13/8+1) 1410 156 (15/5+1) 16-2310.8 2410 256 (25/5+1)].   [217] leaves.
ISTC id00404000;  Goff D404;  BMC II 315;  Bod-inc D-181;  GW 9103.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD12-a.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Stubs showing between 9/1 and 9/2, 11/1 and 11/2, 13/1 and 13/2, 15/1 and 15/2, 25/1 and 25/2.
Provenance: Bonaventura Schmaus (early 17th century), Franciscan in Bamberg, Bavaria:  inscription on front pastedown “Frater Bonauentura Schma[us] ordinis Sancti Francisci de obseruantia ad usum Fratrum et Patrum comparauit et reliquit anno à partu virginis 1624 decimoseptimo Aprilis” and on rear free endpaper, in same hand, “Frater Bonauentura Schmaus ordinis S. Francisci de obseruantia in Bamberg”.
Bamberg, Bavaria, Franciscans, S. Anna:  see above.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  an early Euing inventory number "52" in pencil on front pastedown;  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin (later varnished) over bevelled wooden boards;  remains of two brass clasps with catch plates on front board;  spine undecorated;  remains of later title labels;  lightly sprinkled red-edged leaves.  The design of the front cover consists of five concentric rectangles formed by fillets and four distinct rolls:  the outermost, a roll of unnamed heads within wreaths, then a foliate roll, then a roll depicting Biblical characters with legends ‘ECCE ANGNVS DE’, ‘DATA EST MIHI OM’, ‘DE FRVCTV VENT’, and ‘APPARVIT BENIG’, then a roll of named medallion heads (depicting Luther ‘MARTINVS LVT’, Melancthon ‘PHILIPP MELA’, and Huss ‘IOANNES HVS’);  the innermost rectangle has a panel of the Crucifixion with the legend ‘ECCE AGNVS DEI QVI TOLLIT PECCATA MVNDI’.  The rear cover has a similar design of five concentric rectangles (using the same four rolls);  the innermost rectangle has a panel of the Resurrection with the legend ‘MORS VBI EST TVVS ACVLEVS VBI VICTOREM TVA INFERNE’.   Size:  408 x 285 mm.
Leaf size: 386 x 275 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations in 16th-century hands;  occasional underlining in brown or red ink;  early running book numbers “1” to “8” in the centre of the upper margin of every page;  heavily deleted provenance(?) inscription on front free endpaper beginning “Fr:”;  19th-century pencil number “1/101” on front pastedown;  probable price code in ink on rear pastedown  "bn/”.
Decoration: On 2/1r (f. 3r) a ten-line initial ‘Q’ in two shades of purple, the body of the letter infilled with black with grey tracery, is set on a square ground of yellow and green, from which long leafy stems in purple, green and yellow extend into the inner margin.  Similary decorated large initials in a wide range of colours are supplied at the beginning of each of the eight books of the text;  smaller initials supplied in red or blue;  capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red.
Imperfections: Wanting gathering 1 (Table of contents).

Decorated initial in Duranti, Guillelmus: Rationale divinorum officiorum