Gafurius, Franchinus: Practica musicae.

Milan:  Guillermus Le Signerre, for Johannes Petrus de Lomatio, 30 Sept. 1496.
Fol. Γ4 a-b8 c6 aa-kk8 ll6.  [112] leaves (ll6 blank).
Woodcuts; woodcut initials and borders.
ISTC ig00003000;  GW 10434;  Goff G3;  BMC VI 789 (IB. 26883a), XII 56;  Bod-inc G-002;  CIBN G-2.

GIP number: G1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll E.x.59 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown;  Euing’s pencil inventory number “No 732” on front pastedown (repeated on verso of front free endpaper), together with his date of acquisition “6-58”, a price code “t/mk/-” and a few unread words, which probably also relate to his purchase;  Euing’s gilt crest  on front cover (see Binding).
Glasgow, Anderson’s College:  Euing bequest, 1874;  bookplate of Euing Musical Library, Anderson’s College, Glasgow, on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  ownership of Euing Musical Library transferred to University of Glasgow Library in 1936.
Binding: 18th-century parchment;  traces of now lost spine labels;  William Euing’s gilt crest and motto “Audaciter” added in 19th century to front cover, with a gilt floral ornament at each corner;  front and rear free endpapers have watermark "VV" or “W”.  Size:  268 x 195 mm.
Leaf size: 263 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Ownership(?) annotation on a3r erased.  The first page of each of the four books (a1r, aa1r, cc6r, ee6r) is surrounded by a woodcut border which includes a blank wreathed shield in the foot-piece;  in books I-III the shields have been filled in by hand but their contents later erased, whilst the shield on ee6r has been left blank.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Title page from 'Practica musicae'. Sp Coll E.x.59.