Guillermus Altissiodorensis: Summa aurea in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi.

Paris:  François Regnault, [ca. 1514].
Fol.   A-B6 C8 a-z8 [et]8 [con]8 2A-C8 D6 E-H8 AA-GG8 HH10.   [20], 262, [1] “66” [i.e. 65] leaves.
Woodcut initials and printer’s device.
ISTC ig00707600;  Adams G1594;  Moreau II 848bis.

Dated from the state of the device.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-d.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Astorga, Marqués de:  printed label “Biblioteca del Excmo. Señor Marques de Astorga” on A2r (cf. Paul Needham, IPI).
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 23 Mar. 1872 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code “23 3 72 Arthur i/-” on A1r together with his inventory number “No 5623”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Spain, 16th-century blind-tooled calf;  both covers identically decorated with blind fillets to form a centre panel surrounded by four frames;  the centre panel is decorated with a a stamp of a helmeted head in profile and floral stamps, the inner frame is decorated with a roll containing medallion heads and foliage, the second frame is undecorated, the third frame is decorated with the same helmeted head roll, and the outer frame is undecorated;  rebacked in the 19th-century, new endpapers added (no evidence preserved of originals);  remains of two brass clasps, catch plates on rear board;  pen-work decoration on fore-edge includes two coats of arms (six bezants, and checky), foliage, and title ‘Sũma || Alchiſio || dorenſ’);  the two other edges have red-edged leaves.   Size: 279 × 208 mm. 
Leaf size: 274 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Printed signature AA3 (wrongly signed “FF3”) corrected in manuscript;  pencil number “5/259” on A1r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Fore-edge with penwork decoration of Guillermus Altissiodorensis: Summa aurea in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi