Mancinellus, Antonius: Spica. Versilogus sive De componendis versibus opusculum.

Venice:  [Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino], 9 Jan. 1499.
4to.   a-e8 f6.   [46] leaves.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC im00143000;  Goff M143;  HR(+Ind) 10583;  Walsh 2576.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Mu50-e.33 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: a2r, line 2:  as in Walsh 2576 the second word is “uiru[m]” - which is omitted in the Reichling transcription.
Bound with: The ninth of eleven items bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Buchanan, George, Sphaera.  Paris:  Frédéric Morel, 1585;  (2) Ricci, Giovanni Filippo, Exemplar triumphi sapientiae.  Siena:  Luca Bonetti, 1595;  (3) Horatius Flaccus, Quintus, De laudibus vitae rusticae.  Ode Horatii epodon secunda ab Aldo Manuccio explicata.  Bologna:  1586;  (4) Barthélemy, Nicolas, Epithalamium Francisci Valesij & Mariae Anglorum regis filiae.  Paris:  Pierre Vidoué for Regnault Chaudière, 1520;  (5) Barthélemy, Nicolas, Ennea sive Contemplatio.  Orléans:  Venundantur Aurelie pone diui Victoris templum Vd intersigniĆ© Rhinocerotis,  [15--];  (6) Locenius, Joannes, Epigrammata quaedam sacra & moralia.  Uppsala:  Eschillus Matthiae, 1627;  (7) Eilard, Christoph, Supremi honores heroinae christianae Annae ... Iohannis Sigismundi, Marchionis Brandenburgici ... viduae.  Königsberg:  Lorenz Segebade, [1626?];  (8) Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius, Floridorum libri quatuor.  Paris:  Josse Bade, 1518;  (10) Corsi, Pietro, Ecloga: que Erasmus inscribitur.  [Rome:  Giacomo Mazzocchi, 1513(?)];  (11) Corraro, Gregorio, Progne tragoedia, nunc primum edita.  [Venice:] in Academia Veneta, 1558.
Provenance: Charles Spencer (1675-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland:  shelfmark of the Sunderland Library on front pastedown “D7:92” in ink and lightly scored through in pencil, below which is a later Sunderland shelfmark in pencil “8.F.1.” (see S. De Ricci, 'English collectors of books & manuscripts, 1530-1930', p. 39);  lot 448 “Apuleius” (p. 35) in 'Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana:  sale catalogue of the truly important and very extensive library of printed books known as the Sunderland or Blenheim Library.   Portion the first', (London:  1881);  sold to Pickering & Co. for £13.0.0 according to the 'List of prices and purchasers’ names' appended to the Sunderland sale catalogue.
Pickering & Chatto, booksellers and publishers, London (firm founded in 1820 by William Pickering, continued by his son, Basil Montagu Pickering, and purchased by Thomas Chatto in 1878):  see above.
John Scott (1830-1903), shipbuilder, of Halkshill, Largs, Scotland:  letter ‘S’ in ink at top left-hand corner of front pastedown (‘Mr John Scott’s mark’ according to a pencil note on the pastedown);  lot 334 in 'Catalogue of the valuable and extensive library of the late John Scott, Esq. C.B., Hawkshill, Largs, Ayrshire, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ... 27th March, 1905'. [London: 1905];  sold to Johnston for £1.12.0 according to the printed list of prices and purchasers’ names appended to the sale catalogue.
George Pyper Johnston (d. 1938), bibliographer and bookseller, 33 George Street, Edinburgh:  item 105 in Johnston’s A catalogue of curious & rare books mostly from the library of the late John Scott ... (Edinburgh: 1905), priced at £7.7.0 and with note ‘This volume cost Mr Scott £13 at the Sunderland sale’;  extract from the Johnston catalogue mounted on front pastedown.
David Murray (1842-1928), Glasgow lawyer, antiquary and bibliographer:  book-plate; purchased from Johnston.
University of Glasgow:  Murray library donation, 1927.
Binding: France, 17th/18th-century vellum;  spine lettered in ink;  printer’s waste (French text) visible as spine strengthener.   Size:  207 x 149 mm.
Leaf size: 198 x 144 mm.
Annotations: Number "5" in an early hand on a1r (the preceding item in the Sammelband, Apuleius, 'Floridorum libri quatuor', is numbered "4" in the same hand - suggesting that the two had also been bound together at an earlier date);  19th-century pencil number “334” on front pastedown;  19th-century pencil numberings on rear pastedown “8608”, “77 105”, “90 23” and what appears to be a code (unread).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Variant reading in Mancinellus, Antonius: Spica