Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quodlibeta.

Edited by Philippus Bagnacavallus.

Venice:  Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 3 Feb. 1497/98.
Fol.   AA-FF8 GG6.   [1], 2-53, [1] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC id00397000;  Goff D397;  BMC V 449;  Bod-inc D-165;  GW 9072.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ea7-x.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Duns Scotus, Johannes, Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi.  Venice:  Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 Dec. 1497.
Provenance: Hector Boece (c.1465-1536), Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King’s College, Aberdeen: ‘H. Boetius’ on A2r of first item in volume;  see Durkan & Ross, 67, 78; heavily deleted inscription on A1r of first item containing what appears to be the name ‘Boetj’.
Alexander Galloway (d. c.1552), canon of Aberdeen, rector of Kinkell: ‘Alexr Gallouay’ on A2r of first item in volume;  see Durkan & Ross, 67, 100.
Alexander Anderson (d.1577), Subprincipal, King’s College Aberdeen: ‘Nouum & Regale Collegi[u]m ab[er]done[n]se possidebit post mortem M. Alex[andri] And[er]sone’ on A1r of first item in volume (scored through and previously pasted over); see Durkan & Ross, 67.
P(?) Borne (16th century): inscription on A1r of first item in volume ‘M[agister] P(?) Borne’;  see Durkan & Ross, 67.
Robert Simson (1687-1768), Professor of Mathematics, Glasgow University: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Simson bequest, 1768; shelfmark ‘BI.1.1’ on bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis secundum pluteorum ordinem dispositus (Glasguae: 1791), where the shelfmark sequences BG to BM are identified as ‘Catalogus librorum, quos Universitati Glasguensi legavit Robertus Simson ...’
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards;  covers decorated with a foliate roll within triple fillets to form a panel, which is divided diagonally by triple fillets to produce a pattern of lozenges each containing either a diamond-shaped foliate stamp or a small circular fleur-de-lys stamp;  remains of two brass clasps (chased catch plates on front board);  edges of the four outer corners protected with brass strips (one on the rear cover now lost);  vellum pastedowns (blank);  rebacked in 19th/20th century.   Size:  333 x 222 mm.
Leaf size: 319 x 215 mm.
Annotations: Two stars of David drawn in ink on GG5v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Colophon and printer’s device in Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quodlibeta