Nider, Johannes: Manuale confessorum.

[Strassburg:  C.W., not after 1471]
Fol.   [1-510 68].   [58] 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.  

GIP number: N13
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.
Imperfections: None.


Decorated initial and inscriptions in Nider, Johannes: Manuale confessorum