Magistri, Martinus: Expositio super Praedicabilia Porphyrii.

Paris:  Félix Baligault, for Durand Gerlier, 27 Mar. 1499.
4to.   a-k8 l-m6.   [92] leaves (m6 blank).
Gerlier’s woodcut device (P. Renouard, 'Les marques typographiques parisiennes des XVe et XVIe siècles', 361) on a1r.
ISTC im00022300;  GW M19866;  Sack(Freiburg) 2297;  CIBN M-12.

GIP number: M3
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC33-d.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of eight incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (2) Bricot, Thomas, Insolubilia;  Obligationes.  Paris:  [André Bocard], 1498 (B107);  (3) Limos, Andreas, Dubia in insolubilibus.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, for Gilles de Gourmont, 30 Oct. 1499 (L26);  (4) Alliaco, Petrus de, Conceptus et insolubilia.  Paris:  Guy Marchant, 29 Jan. 1498/99 (A45);  (5) Buridanus, Johannes, Sophismata.  Paris:  Félix Baligault, 20 Nov. 1493 (B115);  (6) Alliaco, Petrus de, Tractatus exponibilium.  Paris:  Antoine Caillaut, [ca. 1497] (A49);  (7) Buridanus, Johannes, Consequentiae.  Paris:  Antoine Caillaut [ca. 1495] (B113);  (8) Buridanus, Johannes, Consequentiae.  Paris:  Guy Marchant, 10 Jan. 1498/99 (B114).
Provenance: Anthonius Rogant/Rogantus (fl. 1537), of Montpellier:  inscription “Anthonius Rogant” (scored through in ink) and “Rogant” (lightly washed over in ink) on a1r.
Petrus Chabrias (fl. 1537):  inscription “Petrus Chabrias” on c7r;  inscription in Greek on d2r “Μερος Πετρος Χαβριας Σικυλος” (Σικυλος [sic] partially erased);  another inscription in Greek on m5v “Πετρος Χαβριας Σικυλος” (Σικυλος partially erased);  a similar Greek inscription denoting Chabrias’s ownership on a1r where Chabrias has also added in Latin “In hoc volumine continentur octo librj diuersor[um] Author[um] et materiarum” and “Hic octo continentur opuscula”;  initial “C” in shape of a crescent moon with human face added in brown ink on a2r bordered with a largely erased inscription in Greek “Μερος Πετρος Χαβριας Σικυλος”.
Frater Joannes Batt[ist]a(?) (16th century):  inscription “Ad vsu[m] fratris Jo: Battãe a Calatagne” on a1r.
Naples, Capuchins, S. Ephrem and BVM (founded 1572, suppressed 1863): on a1r is a circular book-stamp ‘BIBLIOTECAE CAPVCCINORVM CONCEPTIONIS NEAPOLIS’ heavily scored through in ink and, on the same page, a partially deleted manuscript inscription indicating the same ownership; see
William Laing (1764-1832), Edinburgh bookseller:  possibly sold book to Richard Heber – see below.
Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector:  lot 5288 in Bibliotheca Heberiana, Pt. 5 (London:  Wheatley, 1835);  sold for £0.2.0 according to the priced copy of the Heber sale catalogue in the British Library (shelfmark RAR 002.092 Heb), which also records that Heber himself paid £0.3.0 for the book - corroborated by a note in ink by Heber on front flyleaf “Feb. 181[2?] Laing(?) Sale of Imp[ortant](?) Books - 3 -”.
Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh:  purchased at the Heber sale, with Hamilton’s pencil note on front flyleaf “Hebers Sale 2/”.
University of Glasgow:  Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
Binding: Italy, 16th/17th-century parchment;  faded ink spine title and shelfmark “148” at foot of spine, faded unread lettering at head of spine;  front endpapers replaced in late 19th or early 20th century.   Size:  215 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 203 x 135 mm.
Annotations: Notes in Italian in the hand of Petrus Chabrias on “il sommo bene” on a1v;  numerous marginal annotations (cropped by binder) up to d3v in Latin, also in the hand of Petrus Chabrias;  occasional marginal notes in Latin in a different 16th-century hand;  foliated from a2r to m5r “1”-“90” in a 16th-century hand.
Decoration: Green colouring added to printer’s device on a1r;  initial “C” with manicule supplied in brown ink on d2r. 
Imperfections: None.


Ownership inscriptions and annotations in Magistri, Martinus: Expositio super Praedicabilia Porphyrii