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. , III-CCLXIX,  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.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting gathering [*4].|