Johannes de Janduno: Quaestiones super libros De anima Aristotelis.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 18 June 1480.
Fol.   a10 b-m8 M8 n-q8 r-s10.   [158] leaves.
ISTC ij00352000;  GW M14075;  Goff J352;  BMC V 237 (IB. 20377);  CIBN J-247;  BSB-Ink I-446.

GIP number: J20
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-c.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Joseph Castus(?) (15th/16th century), Franciscan friar:  on a2r “Frater Ioseph Cast.s Ordinis. Min Obs.” - see Decoration.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 17 Feb. 1870 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on verso of front free endpaper “17 2 70 Arthur ba/-”;  Euing’s inventory number “No 4576” and his earlier inventory number “137” on front free endpaper (the former repeated on a1r).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown;  “Presented to College March 1872” in Euing's acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
Binding: Italy, 18th-century parchment;  gold-tooled green leather title and date labels on spine;  marbled endpapers;  dark green-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark;  front and rear flyleaves have watermark of a shield bearing an upturned crescent moon surmounted by a crest also with an upturned crescent moon.   Housed in green buckram-covered case.   Size:  307 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 301 x 206 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations (mainly extracting keywords) in a 16th-century hand together with occasional nota marks;  early ownership(?) inscription deleted on a1r;  19th-century price “£1-1-0” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper together with price code “Sa/-”.
Decoration: On a2r, col. 1, an eight-line initial ‘I’ is supplied in pink on a rectangular ground of blue with a gold border edged in black, with green foliage and floral decoration in gold, blue, pink and purple extending into the inner margin;  in the outer margin of the same page is a vertical gold and blue bar entwined with green, pink and purple foliage and similar floral decoration;  the margin between the two columns on the same page is decorated in a similar style;  in the lower margin are two putti standing on grass and holding a blue shield (the yellow oval-shaped object on the shield unidentified) and also holding a banderole on which is written ‘Frater Ioseph Cast.s Ordinis. Min Obs.’  The decoration on a2r has been identified by Professor Lilian Armstrong as the work of the Pico Master (his name derived from a manuscript of Pliny which he illuminated in 1481 for Giovanni Pico della Mirandola);  see Lilian Armstrong, ‘The Pico Master: a Venetian miniaturist of the late Quattrocento’ in her Studies of Renaissance miniaturists in Venice, I (London: 2003) p. 323, no. 57, and N.R. Thorp, The glory of the page (London: 1987), no. 104.  Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in alternate red and blue throughout.
Imperfections: None.

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