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 initials and diagrams.
ISTC ij00402000; Goff J402; BMC V 195; Bod-inc J-180.
|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; (2) Dionysius Periegetes, De situ orbis. Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478; (4) Johannes de Erfordia, Computus chirometralis. [Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, ca. 1480-85]; (5) Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-], De viris illustribus.Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 5 June 1477.
|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 (Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis); for additional inscription by Henry Gibson, see the Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-], De viris illustribus item, which is also 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 (Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis).
Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), minister of Eastwood, ecclesiastical historian and Librarian of the University of Glasgow: inscription on a2r of item 1 bound with this work (Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis): “Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Ex Dono M. Roberti Woddrow Pastoris Ecclesiae de Eastwood 1703”.
University of Glasgow: donated by Wodrow in 1703, and signed on a2r of item 1 bound with this work (Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis) by John Stirling (1654-1727), in his capacity as Principal, “Jo: Stirling Principal”; Old Library shelfmark “AF 6 n.21.” on a2r of item 1 matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313); shelfmark “AS.2.5” on a2r of item 1 matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis' (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||Late 15th/early16th-century blind-stamped calf over oak boards, bevelled edges; single small brass clasp-plate (all that survives of an original thong clasp); rebacked in African goatskin and restored, with new endpapers and flyleaves, by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s apologia, dated Apr. 1967, is written on the rear free endpaper and flyleaf; the blind-stamp design consists of a rectangle bordered by triple fillets and divided by triple fillets into lozenges; within each lozenge is a single fleur-de-lis. Size: 205 x 145 mm.|
|Leaf size:||193 x 130 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal and interlinear annotations in Latin 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.|