Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Moralia, sive Expositio in Job.

[Cologne:  Conrad Winters, de Homborch, ca. 1476]
Fol.   [1-1410 1510 (15/1+χ1) 16-218.10.10 228 23-2710 288 29-3010 31-3410.8].   [329] leaves.
ISTC ig00429000;  GW 11431;  Goff G429;  BMC I 246 (IC. 4078);  Bod-inc G-219;  CIBN G-325;  BSB-Ink G-317.

Date from GW.

GIP number: G47
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bk6-d.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Misplacement of leaves by binder:  bifolium 3/5.6 has changed places with 3/4.7 (the misplacement noted in an early hand in the lower margins of 3/4v and 3/5v);  bifolium 13/3.8 has changed places with 13/2.9;  quire 25 bound before quire 24.  Bifolium 19/3.6 is included in duplicate so that quire 19 appears to consist of 10 leaves.
Provenance: University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  without a 17th-century University Library shelfmark (which was probably written on the now missing first leaf), but almost certainly to be identified with “in Job vetustissimae impressionis”, shelfmark E.2.8, in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691 (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313);   shelfmark “BT.3.5” on University Library bookplate matching entry “B. Gregorii Magni, moralia, sive expositio in librum Job.   Editio vetusta” in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: 17th-century blind-tooled calf;  covers decorated with a double-fillet border;  only one of six spine compartments survives (at foot of spine) and is decorated with a  triple blind fillet;  red-edged leaves;  front free endpaper has a watermark of crowned shield bearing a fleur-de-lys and with the letters “H L” suspended below the shield.   Size:  339 x 260 mm.
Leaf size: 332 x 256 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations, nota marks, underlining and deletions of text in a 16th-century hand;  running book numbers added intermittently.
Decoration: On 3/2r (f. 22r) a ten-line initial “P” (in error for “R”) is supplied in heavily washed-out blue on a square gold ground, with washed-out floral decoration within the body of the initial, and with similar decoration extending into the inner and upper margins;  other principal initials at the opening of each book are supplied in heavily washed-out blue and are embellished with elaborate red pen-work decoration which extends into the margins (considerable offsetting of pigments throughout);  initials at the beginning of chapters are supplied in red;  in the Registrum (quires 1 and 2) the opening letter of each alphabetical sequence is supplied in alternate red and washed-out blue;  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting 1/1 and 34/8.

Washed out illuminated initial in Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Moralia, sive Expositio in Job