Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi.
Add: Gerardus Cremonensis: Theorica planetarum.
Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478.
4to. a-b8 c-d6 e-f10.  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.
|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.|