Lilius, Zacharias: Orbis breviarium.

Florence:  Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 5 June 1493.
4to.   a4 b-q8 r6.   [130] leaves.
Woodcut border;  woodcut map printed in red, with type-set inscriptions;  woodcut printer's device.
ISTC il00218000;  GW M18351;  Goff L218;  BMC VI 642 (IA. 27207a);  Bod-inc L-108;  CIBN L-171;  BSB-Ink L-176.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

GIP number: L24/1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.4 (see main library entry for this item )
Variant: a1r, line 4:  “... PA||TRIQ.” as in Bod-inc, not as BMC “... PAT||TRIQ.”  With the woodcut device as BMC's first copy.
Provenance: Ebenezer Brown (d. 1828), M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals:  source unknown;  presented to the Hunterian Library, March 1852 (see University of Glasgow Library, Museum records, MR37/14, 15) by Miss Marjory Ettles of Stirling from the library of her late brother-in-law, Dr Ebenezer Brown, a matriculated student in the Greek Class at Glasgow University in 1786 (see  James Coutts, A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909, pp. 404-5;  W. Innes Addison, The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858, no. 4573).
Marjory Ettles (fl. 1852) of Stirling:  see above.
University of Glasgow:  presented in 1852 (see above);  Hunterian Museum bookplate, with former shelfmark “E.2.15” (a later addition to the Hunterian Library with no connection to William Hunter’s original collection).
Binding: 18th-century(?) parchment, manuscript title on spine;  modern wove paper pastedowns;  author’s name in ink on lower edge of text block.   Size:  214 x 147 mm.
Leaf size: 208 x 143 mm.
Annotations: Occasional 16th-century marginal annotations - one on c1v dated “1565 die 24 feb.” and another on e2r dated “1566 Die .v. Aprilis”;  annotation after printer’s device on r6v in Italian dated “marzo 1566”;  foliated in ink in an early hand I-VI, 7-127 (the final three leaves - containing a list of cities - not foliated);  pen-and-ink heraldic additions made to the blank shield which forms part of the woodcut border on a3v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: a1-4 heavily wormed, with loss of text;  crude repairs to a1.

Woodcut border on title page of Lilius, Zacharias: Orbis breviarium

Copy 2

GIP number: L24/2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC18-a.2 (see main library entry for this item )
Variant: a1r, line 4:  “... PA||TRIQ.” as in Bod-inc, not as BMC “... PAT||TRIQ.”  With the woodcut device as BMC's first copy.
Provenance: Marshall (19th century):  see below.
Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector:  without Heber’s book-stamp, but with an inscription including price "1808 Marshall, Lib at Stewart - s4 -" on front free endpaper in a hand resembling Heber’s;  sale (part 7, 1835), possibly the second item "Zachariae Lilii Orbis Breviarium, s.a." in lot 3569.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, Edinburgh University:  source unknown.
Binding: 17th-century(?) parchment with fore-edge cover extensions;  red-edged leaves;  manuscript title on spine with date “Saec. XV.” and, added later, “1593” [sic].   Size 202 x 138 mm.
Leaf size: 197 x 136 mm.
Annotations: Single marginal annotation in an early hand on p7v;  inventory or sale number “N. 1096” at top outer corner of front pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Woodcut map and diagram of the world in Lilius, Zacharias: Orbis breviarium