Nider, Johannes: Manuale confessorum.
[Strassburg: C.W., not after 1471]
Fol. [1-510 68].  leaves].
ISTC in00178000; GW M26891; Goff N178; BMC II 411 (IB. 7103); Bod-inc N-079; CIBN N-107; BSB-Ink N-155.
Assigned to C.W. (sometimes identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach) by P. Needham, in British Library Journal, 6 (1980) pp. 130-43. Doubtfully recorded as [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, ca. 1471] in BMC.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (2) Nider, Johannes, De morali lepra. [Strassburg: C.W., not after 1471] (N10); (3) Honorius Augustodunensis, De praedestinatione et libero arbitrio. [Strassburg: C.W., ca. 1471] (H36).|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible in upper and lower margins.|
|Provenance:||Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774): faded inscription on 1/1r '[...] Celestino[rum] de Metae' together with a shelfmark in a different hand 'E.45'.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 61 in Guillaume de Bure, Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M*** (Paris: 1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 25 livres 5 sous; see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers, H214).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum book-plate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.4.10”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves. Size: 302 x 217 mm.|
|Leaf size:||295 x 207 mm.|
|Annotations:||Title on 1/1r 'Manuale co[n]fessor[um] f[rat]ris Joh[annis] Nyder'; vestiges of an early numbering in ink on first recto of each quire.|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial 'Q' on 1/1r supplied in red and blue with reserved white; four-line initial 'S' on 2/8v (f. 20v) and four-line initial 'T' on 4/8r (f. 38r) supplied in red and faded blue/green; other initials supplied throughout in red or faded blue/green; chapter headings underlined in red; paragraph marks in red.|