Boethius: Opera.

Venice:  Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1497/98-99.
Fol.   3 parts.   Part I:  [*2] a-z8 [et]2 [con]10.   [2], 1-“201” [i.e. 202] leaves.   Part II:  2[*2] 2a-i8.   [2], 1-“69” [i.e. 71], [1] leaves.   Part III:  3[*4] 3a-k8 3l-m6 (the second preliminary leaf numbered but not signed).   [4], 1-92 leaves.   Many errors in foliation throughout.
Woodcut initials and diagrams;  woodcut printer’s device at end of Part II.
ISTC ib00768000;  Goff B768;  BMC V 351;  Bod-inc B-383;  GW 4512.

In three parts:  I) undated;  II) 8 July 1499;  III) 10 Feb. 1497/98, the third part first issued separately.   BMC treats in two parts.

Part I contains the minor philosophical and theological works;  part II the mathematical works;  part III the 'De consolatione philosophiae' and Pseudo- Boethius 'De disciplina scholarium' with commentary by Pseudo- Thomas Aquinas.   The register for all three parts is found on the recto of the last leaf in part II.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Mu6-x.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Unidentified owner:  traces of an illegible, oval-shaped early library stamp on [*1v] of Part I.
David Murray (1842-1928), Glasgow lawyer, antiquary and bibliographer:  bookplate on front pastedown;  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Murray library donation, 1927.
Binding: 19th/20th-century dark blue morocco, covers decorated with a single gold fillet forming three concentric rectangles;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  308 x 221 mm.
Leaf size: 301 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in various 16th-century hands - more frequently in Parts I and III, rarely in Part II;  19th/20th-century pencil number “126” on front pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting [*2] of Part I containing the Tabula.

Woodcut diagrams in Boethius: Opera