Armandus de Bellovisu: De declaratione difficilium terminorum tam theologiae quam philosophiae ac logicae.
Basel: [Michael Wenssler], 1 Mar. 1491.
8vo. a-y8 [*8 **8].  leaves, 176 and 192 blank, 2-175 numbered I-CLXXXIIII, with an error of ten leaves after XCIX, and other errors.
ISTC ia01055000; Goff A1055; BMC III 733; GW 2501.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Veitch Eg6-e.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of four incunabula bound together.
Bound with (1) Guillermus Alvernus, Episcopus Parisiensis, Rhetorica divina. [Basel: Johann Froben, ca. 1492]; (3) Alphabetum divini amoris. [Basel: Johann Amerbach, not after 1491]; (4) Heynlin, Johannes, de Lapide, Resolutorium dubiorum circa celebrationem missarum occurrentium. Basel: Johann Froben, 1492.
|Provenance:||Roermond (Limburg, Netherlands), Carthusians (dissolved in 1783): on free front vellum endleaf in a late 15th/early 16th-century hand “Liber Carthusien[sium] In Ru[r]emu[n]da In hoc libello continentur [followed by a list of contents occupying nineteen lines]”; see also inscription on A1r (title-page) in item 1 (Guilelmus Alvernus, Rhetorica divina) in a late 15th/early 16th-century hand “Liber Carthusien[sium] in Ruremu[n]da.”.
John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow: source unknown; number “331” written in blue pencil in top left corner of front pastedown (a numbering common to many books in the Veitch collection and probably an inventory number).
University of Glasgow: Veitch collection donation, 1895.
|Binding:||Netherlands, late 15th/early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, bevelled edges, two clasps (both now incomplete), with catch plates on front board. Both covers are decorated with intersecting double fillets to form two frames and a centre panel. The centre panel is divided from corner to corner by a double fillet into four triangular compartments which are decorated with a circular stamp of a bunch of grapes on the vine, and a circular stamp of a six-petalled flower. The frames are decorated with the same flower stamp, a smaller circular flower stamp, and a stamp of a fleur-de-lys within a lozenge; spine undecorated, with a paper title label (now illegible) added at a later date. Pastedowns are parchment fragments from a manuscript of St Jerome Adversus Jovinianum (text in two columns enclosed within brown ink rules); paper tabs stained pink used to distinguish the four separate works. Size: 168 x 119 mm.|
|Leaf size:||158 x 110 mm.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout; paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red, some capital strokes in red.|