[Strassburg: Johann Prüss, ca. 1497]
Fol. a8 b-k6 l8 m-r6 s8 t-z6 Aa6 Bb8 Cc-Ee6 Ff8 Gg-Ii6 A8 B-C6 D8 E-H6 I8 K-O6 <PqrſT>6 V6 X8 Y-Z6 ⁊8 aa6 bb4 cc-ee6.  leaves.
ISTC ih00488000; GW 13549; Goff H488; Polain(B) 2002; Bod-inc H-221; CIBN H-296; BSB-Ink H-390.
The Ottobeuren copy has an owner's note with the date 1498; Walsh (211) dates [1496?] from the state of the woodcuts.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bm4-e.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||G.M. (17th century), Scotland: initials “G” and “M” stamped in blind on both covers - see Binding.
Robert Allansone (17th century): cropped signature on Ii6r “Robertus Alla[n]sone”.
University of Glasgow: source unknown; book entered at shelfmark “AO. f3. n15” in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691 (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313) - shelfmark no longer present in book; shelfmark “BN.6.5” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||Scotland, 17th-century blind-tooled calf; covers decorated with quadruple fillets to a two-panel design; the centre panel contains the initials ‘G’ and ‘M’ separated by a thistle tool; the outer panel is mitred. Original spine covering perished; two brass catch plates on rear cover; binding restored by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s apologia, dated 1964, is written on rear free endpaper; original red-edging of leaves retained and slightly re-tinted. Size: 272 × 190 mm.|
|Leaf size:||265 x 182 mm.|
|Annotations:||Many of the woodcuts have manuscript captions in Scots in more than one 17th-century hand e.g. “The quihittret” (D8v), “The pertrik” (K6r), “Ane wedder” (G1r).|
|Decoration:||Occasional initials supplied in brown ink.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting leaves a1.8, a2.7, b1, A1, B4, E3.4, ee1.6 and the whole of quires f, r, aa and bb.|