Magni, Jacobus: Sophologium.

[Strassburg:  Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), ca. 1476]
Fol.   [1-238 246].   [190] leaves (1/1, 24/6 blank).
ISTC im00042000;  GW M17663;  Goff M42;  BMC I 81 (IB. 908);  Bod-inc M-013;  CIBN L-101;  BSB-Ink M-22.

Author also known as Jacques Legrand.
Date taken from CIBN L-101;  Sack (Freiburg) 2229 dates [ca. 1477];  BSB-Ink dates [ca. 1474-79].
Printed in type 2:93G of the editions ascribed by Kurt Ohly to Georg Reyser;  the ascription is queried by Paul Needham (see Doheny sale, Christie's, N.Y., 22 Oct. 1987, lot 19).

GIP number: M4
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-c.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 1/4r, line 3:  “pꝛouidēte” as in Sack, not “prouidente” as in BMC.
Provenance: Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Knight 5 July 1864 according to Euing’s pencil annotation with price code on 1/2r “5 7 64  Knt bx/-”;  Euing’s pencil inventory number “No. 4355” and superseded inventory number "No 132" on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century blind-tooled, panelled brown calf;  red leather title label on spine;  binder’s ticket on front pastedown “J. Carss & Co. Bookbinders, 31 Argyle Street, Glasgow.”   Size:  304 x 220 mm.
Leaf size: 295 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in an early hand;  occasional nota marks.
Decoration: Initials in quires 1-4 supplied in red (some decorated with grotesque faces and pen-flourishing);  some paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red in the same quires, thereafter an occasional initial supplied in red or brown ink (also decorated with grotesque faces).
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 24/6.


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