Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: In Somnium Scipionis expositio. Saturnalia.

Venice:  [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], 29 June 1492.
Fol.   a8 b-f6 g6(-g6) χ2 h-o6 p4.   [2], II-XXXXIII, [1], XXXXIIII-LXXXIX leaves (a1 blank).
Woodcut diagrams;  woodcut map on d3r.
‘The last leaf of quire g is cut away, a complete sheet of print being inserted in place of it outside the quiring.’ – BMC. 
ISTC im00012000;  GW M19707;  Goff M12;  BMC V 417 (IB. 23151);  Bod-inc M-004;  CIBN M-9;  BSB-Ink M-4.

GIP number: M2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll K.T. f1 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the inserted bifolium intended after quire g is wrongly bound as the outer leaves of quire h.
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, Opera philosophica.  Venice:  Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simon de Luere, 5 Oct. 1490 (S22).
Provenance: Constantin von Tischendorf (1815-1874), biblical scholar:  his library of over 1,000 volumes purchased after his death for the Free Church College Library, Glasgow.
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856:  see above;  pencil shelfmark of Trinity College Library “40 B/5” on †1r of first item in volume.
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, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards.  Both covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel bordered by two frames.  The panel is divided by fillets from corner to corner into four triangles and decorated with a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lys stamp and a stamped scroll (lettering unread);  the same stamps decorate the first frame;  the outer frame is undecorated;  remains of two brass clasps, catch plates on front board;  faint traces of a manuscript title on spine;  manuscript title ‘SENECA’ on upper edge of text block;  front and rear parchment pastedowns are bifolia from a late medieval manuscript whose Latin text, in two columns, relates to the monastic life.  Size: 331 × 225 mm.
Leaf size: 323 x 218 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal notes in a 16th-century hand.
Decoration: Principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white, or in red with reserved white, or in blue alone;  other initials supplied in red throughout;  some capital strokes, particularly in the printer’s marginal notes, in the chapter headings and in the running headings;  occasional underlining in red in the printer’s marginalia.
Imperfections: None.

Medieval manuscript pastdown from Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: In Somnium Scipionis expositio