Jacobus de Theramo: Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial.

[Louvain]:  Johann Veldener, [between 7 Aug. 1474 and 1475]
Fol.   [1-910 106].   [96] leaves.
ISTC ij00065500;  GW M11051;  Polain(B) 2178;  BMC IX 136 (IB. 49101).

On the place of printing, see HPT I, 20;  and Paul Needham, "William Caxton and his Cologne partners: an enquiry based on Veldener’s Cologne type" in Ars impressoria: Entstehung und Entwicklung des Buchdrucks. Eine internationale Festgabe für Severin Corsten zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. H. Limburg, H. Lohse, and W. Schmitz (München: 1986), pp. 123-4.

GIP number: J4
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Errors of imposition in quire 3:  the text proper to 3/8r, 3/9r, 3/10r has printed on 3/9r, 3/10r, 3/8r. 
Note: The ten quires are displaced by the binder as follows:  1, 2, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 4, 10.
Bound with: When acquired by Hunter, this copy of the Consolatio peccatorum was bound with a copy of Gesta Romanorum [Cologne:  Printer of the 'Flores Sancti Augustini' (Johann Schilling), for William Caxton, 1472] (G37) - see Hunter’s undated manuscript note tipped-in at the front of his copy of Gesta Romanorum:  “This book I met with in a sale bound up with J. de Theranio [sic] Consolatio Peccatorum printed at Colonia 1474.   The Type & paper the same, & therefore no doubt the printer, viz Joh. Veldener”.  Hunter had the two incunabules rebound separately in identical bindings.
Provenance: Thomas Knyvett (16th/17th century):  signature on 1/2r ‘Thomas Knyuett’ in violet ink on 1/2r of first item in volume;  probably not to be identified with Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe (c. 1539-1618) since not listed in D.J. McKitterick, The library of Sir Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe, c.1539-1618 (Cambridge: 1978).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.18”.
Binding: England, 18th-century calf;  covers decorated with a gold-fillet border;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  pale green-edged leaves.   Size:  274 x 213 mm.
Leaf size: 269 x 206 mm.
Annotations: “intulatur” in first line of colophon corrected by hand to “intitulatur”;  title written in red crayon in a 16th-century hand on 1/1r “Belial [id est] p[ro]cess[us] Iur[is] et [con]sola[ti]o p[e]cc[at]or[um]”.
Decoration: Occasional guide-letters supplied in brown ink.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript title in Jacobus de Theramo: Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial