Hieronymus: Epistolae [Italian].

Add:  Lupus de Oliveto (Olmeto):  Regula monachorum ex Epistolis S. Hieronymi excerpta [Italian].   De la observatione del culto de la vera religione (translated by Mattheo da Ferrara).

Ferrara:  Laurentius de Rubeis, de Valentia, 12 Oct. 1497.
Fol.   [*4] a10 b-i8 K8 l-m8 n-o6 p-r8 ſ-x6.8 y-z6 &6 [con]6 [rum]6 A-N6.   [6], III-CCLXIX, [1] leaves.
Woodcuts and woodcut initials.
ISTC ih00178000;  Goff H178;  BMC VI 614;  Bod-inc H-093;  GW 12437.

The 'Regula monachorum' is elsewhere found as an anonymous work entitled 'Aureola ex floribus S. Hieronymi contexta' (B. Lambert, 'Bibliotheca Hieronymiana manuscripta, IIIb' (Steenbrugis, 1970) no. 552. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll S.M. 1947 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: On a1v, in place of the woodcut of Saint Jerome present in most copies, is a dedication to Eleonora Estensis dated 1495 (cf. GW 12437 Anm. 2);  on leaf CCXXXXIIII recto the penultimate word reads “catne” (cf. BMC VI 614, IB.25759) not “carne” (cf. GW 12437 Anm. 3).
Provenance: Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), art historian and collector:  armorial bookplate printed in blue on front pastedown, with mottoes “Gang forward”, “Chi dura vince”, “I am ready” and “Poco a poco”;  book label “Arts of design Keir” on rear pastedown;  Stirling Maxwell pencil shelfmarks “11B” on rear pastedown and “G.5” on front pastedown.   Stirling Maxwell’s source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Sir John Stirling Maxwell, 10th baronet, (1866-1956), Sir William's son, bequeathed a portion of the Stirling Maxwell library to the University of Glasgow Library in 1956 (received in 1958).
Binding: England, 19th-century brown morocco;  arms and monogram in gilt of Sir William Stirling Maxwell on front cover with a different version on rear cover;  gilt spine title;  gilt-edged leaves;  binder’s stamp “Leighton Brewer St. W.” on front pastedown.   Size:  342 x 238 mm.
Leaf size: 332 x 222 mm.
Annotations: On leaves CLXXXV verso and CLXXXVI recto are minor corrections of text in an early hand.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting gathering [*4].


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