Margarita Davitica, seu Expositio psalmorum.

[Augsburg:  Günther Zainer, ca. 1475-76]
Fol.   [1-1010 116 12-138 142].   [1], ij-Cxxij, [2] leaves.
Woodcut initials and borders.
ISTC im00262000;  GW M20961;  Goff M262;  BMC II 323 (IB. 5586);  Bod-inc M-096;  CIBN M-131;  BSB-Ink M-171.

Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 2 held by the Mitchell Library

Copy 1

GIP number: M17
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll T.C.L. f65 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Blind impression of five lines of type on 1/1v.
Provenance: Weihenstephan, near Freising, Bavaria, Benedictines (founded 1021, dissolved 1803):  armorial bookplate “Closter Weichenstephan Ord: S: Bene: negst Freysing M: U: Hittingerin sc: Fris.” (Warnecke, 2395) pasted onto inner front board.
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek):  perhaps a duplicate;  “Dupl” in pencil on 1/1r.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown.
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856:  presented by Euing, April 1867 (see GUL MS Euing 50);  embossed stamp ‘Free Church College Library, Glasgow’ on 1/2r;  pencil shelfmark ‘40 B/4’ on 1/1r, and other Trinity College shelfmarks ‘20/1’ and ‘21/2’ on Weihenstephan book-plate.
University of Glasgow:  Trinity College Library placed on permanent deposit in University of Glasgow Library in 1974 by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Binding: Germany, 15th/16th-century quarter blind-tooled calf (extremely worn) over wooden boards;  decorated with fillets and two separate tools (a circular tool of a six-petalled flower and a lozenge-shaped tool with a foliate? design);  evidence of two fore-edge clasps, both now lost;  spine repaired with paper bearing a worn manuscript title;  15th/16th-century paper title label with worn manuscript lettering pasted onto outer front board;  without pastedowns;  parchment fragments from a late medieval manuscript used as guards and spine strengtheners;  fragments of paper with manuscript text in German adhering to both inner boards.  Size:  283 x 199 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional annotations in an early hand.
Decoration: Nineteen-line woodcut initial “I” on 1/1v and twelve-line woodcut initial “P” with its woodcut border on 1/2r decorated in green and yellow;  other woodcut initials throughout decorated in red;  capitals and printed paragraph marks stroked in red throughout;  underlining in red throughout (including printed foliation).
Imperfections: None.

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Copy 2

Accession number: 167526
Note: Quire 14 (the Registrum) is bound at the beginning.
Note: Blind impression of five lines of type on 1/1v.
Provenance: Landshut, Bavaria, Franciscans, SS. Petrus & Paulus (dissolved 1802):  printed label “Ad Franciscanos Landishuti” in lower margin of 14/1v (f. 123v).
Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex:  armorial bookplate with handwritten shelfmark “W.f.9” on front pastedown;  not found in the sale catalogue, Bibliotheca Sussexiana (London: 1844-46).
Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Thorpe 25 Sept. 1849 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “25 9 49 db/- S & Son Thorpe” on verso of front free endpaper.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow:  bookplate on front free endpaper inscribed “A Donation from Wm. Euing Esq”.
Binding: 19th-century quarter calf;  marbled paper-covered pasteboards;  spine decorated with ornaments in blind;  red leather title label on spine;  khaki-coloured endpapers.   Size: 304x 215 mm.
Leaf size: 295 x 209 mm
Annotations: Early interlinear annotation and nota mark on 2/6r (f. 16);  16th-century shelfmark “C/97” on 14/1r (f. 123r);  19th-century number and price in pencil “2939 2/2/0” on second front flyleaf;  19th-century note “Edition fort rare” on 14/1r and a reference to Panzer’s Annales;  19th-century note on this edition signed “J.B.S.” pasted onto front board;  number “5129” in blue pencil and initials “J M B” in purple ink on Sussex bookplate.
Decoration: Seven woodcut initials decorated in red in quire 1;  capital strokes supplied in red in quires 1 and 14.
Imperfections: None.

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