Holkot, Robertus: Super sapientiam Salomonis.

Reutlingen:  Johann Otmar, 1489.
Fol.  a-z A-N8.6 O-P8 Q6 χ8 2χ8.  [290] leaves (2χ8 blank).  The first four leaves of the quire represented by χ are signed ‘aa’, ‘bb’, ‘cc’, ‘dd’ and the first four leaves of the quire represented by 2χ are signed ‘ee’, ‘ff’, ‘gg’, ‘hh’.
ISTC ih00292000;  GW 12887;  Goff H292;  BMC II 587 (IB. 10724);  Bod-inc H-132;  CIBN H-169;  BSB-Ink H-314.

GIP number: H30
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Veitch Eg8-b.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Without the error in imposition in quire O as described in the first copy of Bod-inc H-132 (where the text of O2r and O7v has changed places).
Provenance: Joannes Bernhart (fl. 1516):  inscription on a1r “Joannj Bernhart dono dat[us] a d[omi]no suo gebha[r]do anno 1516”.
Gebhard (fl. 1516):  see above.
John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  number “125” 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: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards.  The front cover is decorated with fillets to form a centre panel surrounded by three frames;  the panel is decorated with a repeated vine-like tool with tendrils (Rautengerank) to form characteristic pointed oval shapes, each filled with a separate foliate tool;  the inner frame is decorated with a separate circular stamp of a five-petalled flower;  the two outer frames are formed from a floral roll and a fleur-de-lys roll, and at the top of the cover is the author’s name and abbreviated title stamped in blind.  The rear cover has a centre panel decorated vertically with three columns formed from a strap-work roll, and the panel is bordered with the same floral and fleur-de-lys rolls as appear on the front cover.  Four chased brass corner-pieces and a chased brass centre-piece on each board (one corner-piece now lost in the inner lower corner of the rear board);  remnants of clasps, with brass catch plates on front board;  rebacked in 19th/20th century and given new pastedowns and endpapers (no evidence survives of original spine covering, pastedowns or endpapers).   Size: 286 × 204 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional brief early marginal annotations and manicules;  19th-century note “Dpl” in pencil on a1r;  19th-century price “£2.12.6” and price code “l/y/” in pencil on front pastedown;  19th-century number “XXI” in pencil on a1v.
Decoration: Four-line initial “D” on a2r supplied in shades of blue to represent foliage and set on a square gold ground with punch-dotting;  foliate decoration in pink, blue, green and dull gold in the lower margin of a2r;  other initials throughout supplied in red or in red with reserved white, a few with marginal flourishes;  underlining, paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red on a2r.
Imperfections: Wanting bifolium M4.5 and the blank leaf 2χ8.

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