Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Pastorale, sive Regula pastoralis.

[Basel:  Martin Flach (printer of Basel), not after 1472]
4to.   [1-198].   [152] leaves.
ISTC ig00437000;  Goff G437;  BMC III 739;  Bod-inc G-225;  GW 11441.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll T.C.L. 237 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: 19/8r (f. 152r), line 7: ‘... Iohānen ...’ as BMC and GW Anm. 2, not ‘... Iohānem ...’ as GW’s main transcription.  In this copy the text of bifolia 2.7 and 3.6 of quire 19 is correctly printed as in the British Library and Morgan Library copies (other copies e.g. the Library of Congress, Bibliothèque Nationale, Bibliothèque Ste.-Geneviève and Freiburg im Breisgau copies have the text incorrectly printed);  see Sotheby’s, George Abrams Collection, 16 Nov. 1989, lot 56.
Provenance: Neustadt an der Saale, Bavaria, Carmelites (founded 1352, suppressed 1803):  inscription on 1/1r "Carmeli Neostadiani ad Saalam".
Trinity College Library, Glasgow (formerly Free Church College Library), founded 1856:  source unknown;  pencil shelfmark of Trinity College Library “39 A/7” on front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Trinity College Library placed on permanent deposit in University of Glasgow Library in 1974 by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Binding: 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, rebacked with thin parchment with remains of a manuscript title on spine;  covers decorated to a two panel design formed by intersecting fillets and further decorated with several separate stamps including two different circular flower-head stamps and one rosette, four different lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lys stamps, and an unidentified (worn) rectangular stamp;  evidence of a now lost title label on front cover;  remains of two chased brass clasps, catch plates on front board;  parchment strips from a late medieval rubricated manuscript used as guards.   Size: 210 × 146 mm. 
Leaf size: 202 x 139 mm.
Annotations: Brief early marginal annotations on 10/8v (f. 80v) and 18/6r (f. 142r);  19th-century pencil number on rear pastedown “509” and a reference to Hain.
Decoration: Initial “P” supplied in brown ink on 1/1r.
Imperfections: Wanting gathering 4 (ff. 25-32).

 

Title incipit and ownership inscription in Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Pastorale, sive Regula pastoralis