Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi.

Add:  Gerardus Cremonensis:  Theorica planetarum.

Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478.
4to.   a-b8 c-d6 e-f10.   [48] leaves.
Woodcut diagrams;  woodcut initials.
ISTC ij00402000;  GW M14655;  Goff J402;  BMC V 195 (IA. 19869);  Bod-inc J-180;  CIBN J-268;  BSB-Ink I-500.

GIP number: J21
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bk5-g.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The third of five incunabula bound together.
Bound with:  (1) Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 15 Nov. 1477 (M24);  (2) Dionysius Periegetes, De situ orbis. Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478 (D21);  (4) Johannes de Erfordia, Computus chirometralis. [Cologne:  Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, ca. 1480-85] (J19);  (5) Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-], De viris illustribus. Venice:  Andreas de Paltasichis, 5 June 1477 (A126).
Provenance: Henry Gibson (fl. 1553):  inscription on the blank page d6v "Henricus Gybsoune d[omi]n[u]s meus est 1553";  also initials "HG" on leaf a2r of item 1 bound with this work (the Pomponius Mela);  for additional inscription by Henry Gibson, see the first and fifth items which are bound up with this work;   according to Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish libraries, p. 103, Henry Gibson was a “Notary in Glasgow. At Glasgow University in 1549, and at St. Andrews in 1553.”
John Gibson (16th century):  likely provenance - see details of inscriptions found in item 1 bound with this work (the Pomponius Mela).
Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), minister of Eastwood, ecclesiastical historian and Librarian of the University of Glasgow:  inscription "Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Ex Dono M. Roberti Woddrow Pastoris Ecclesiae de Eastwood 1703" on a2r of the first item in this volume (Pomponius Mela);  see Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis, ed. C. Innes, 4 vols (Glasgow: 1854), III, p. 448.
University of Glasgow:  signed "Jo: Stirling Principal" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, by John Stirling (1654-1727) in his capacity as Principal;  Old Library shelfmark "AF 6 n.21." on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, matching entry in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691;  shelfmark "AS.2.5" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: Late 15th/early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over oak boards, bevelled edges;  single small brass catch plate (all that survives of an original thong clasp) on front board;  covers decorated with triple fillets to form a panel, which is divided by triple fillets into lozenges and triangles, each decorated with a single fleur-de-lys stamp.  Rebacked in goatskin and restored, with new endpapers and flyleaves, by Anthony Gardner, Apr. 1967;  binder’s note on rear free endpaper and flyleaf.  Size: 205 × 145 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 130 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal and interlinear annotations in an early hand throughout the text of Sacro Bosco’s Sphaera mundi (but not continued in the Theorica planetarum of Gerardus Cremonensis).
Decoration: Woodcut initials on a1r decorated in red (all other woodcut initials left plain);  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  chapter headings underlined in red.
Imperfections: None.

Incipit, woodcut initials, marginal and interlinear annotations in Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi