Leonardus de Utino: Sermones de sanctis.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zel], 1473.
Fol.  [1-1010 1112 12-1910 208 2110 (21/9+χ1) 22-3210 338 34-4310 44-458 4610 47-488].  [471] leaves, (45/8, 48/8 i.e. ff. 445, 471 blank).
ISTC il00150000;  GW M17887;  Goff L150;  BMC I 192 (IB. 2959);  Bod-inc L-078;  CIBN L-122;  BSB-Ink L-107.

GIP number: L17
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  BD7-c.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: In this copy the inserted leaf in quire 21 (a half leaf) has two columns each of eleven lines printed on both recto and verso - in contrast to the copies described in BMC and Polain(B) 2478, where the inserted leaf has two columns each of twenty-three lines on the upper half of the recto (with the verso entirely blank).
Note: The alphabetical list of contents (quires 46-48 i.e. ff. 446-471) is bound at the beginning.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Note: Stub showing between 21/1 and 21/2 (ff. 201 and 202).
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Auerbach, Johannes, Summa de sacramentis.  [Strassburg:  Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 1474] (A111).
Provenance: Pelplin, Gdańsk, Poland, Cistercians, BVM:  inscription on 46/1r (f. 446r) “Liber B.M. in Polplin”.
Pelplin, Gdańsk, Poland:  Seminarium Episcopale:  book label “Ex Bibliotheca Seminarii Clericalis Episcopalis Culmensis Pelplini” on 46/1r.
John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  bought book from Stark 5 June 1854 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “5. 6. 54  dg/. Stark” written on the book label of the Seminarium Episcopale;  Euing’s inventory number in pencil “No 74” on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing, 1862;  see GUL MS Gen. 1089, Books presented to the University Library, 1845-63.
Binding: 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards;  covers decorated with intersecting triple fillets to form an outer frame and a centre panel;  the panel is divided by intersecting triple fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, with a six-petalled flower stamp at each intersection and a separate triple-leaf stamp within each compartment;  the frame is decorated with a repeated scroll-like tool and has the same flower stamp at each corner;  remains of two clasps (with signs of catch plates on front board);  evidence of manuscript strips used as guards;  faded and indistinct manuscript title on upper edge of text block;  signs of a deleted shelf-mark(?) on fore-edge;  rebacked in 19th/20th century when original endpapers were replaced.  Size:  315 x 222 mm.
Leaf size: 292 x 208 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand, more numerous in quires 14-16 and 29;  evidence of early catchwords and numbering of quires;  in the inner margin of 21/9v (f. 209v) is a manicule directed at the following inserted half-leaf - see Variant above - and on the recto of that half-leaf is a note in an early hand advising its correct position as the penultimate leaf in quire 21;  foliated in ink “1”-“449” (with errors) in an 18th-century hand from 1/2-45/7 (ff. 2-444);  references to that foliation added to the index of chapters on 1/1v;  number “1-171” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on rear free endpaper;  number “285/e2” in pencil on University Library bookplate (probably the job number relating to the reback).
Decoration: Some initials supplied in brown ink.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 45/8 (f. 445) and 48/8 (f. 471).

Monastic ownership inscription in Leonardus de Utino: Sermones de sanctis