Nicolaus de Hanapis: Distinctiones exemplorum Veteris et Novi Testamenti.

Memmingen:  Albrecht Kunne, 1485.
4to.   a10 b-r8 s6.   [144] leaves.
ISTC in00104000;  GW M26444;  Goff N104;  BMC II 603 (IA. 11033).

To all intents and purposes identical with the Aurea Biblia of Bindo de Senis (entered jointly under Antonius de Rampigollis and Bindo de Senis in ISTC).

GIP number: N3
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bo2-i.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Bruder Biel (16th century):  faded and partly deleted inscription (under ultraviolet light) "Ich bin Bruder Biel(?)" on a1r.
Füssen, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Magnus (dissolved 1803):  on a1r “Ex bibliotheca S. Magni in Fuessen” (written below a partially erased and faded, unread inscription).
James Hotson (1803?-1889), silk mercer, Airdrie:  book-plate on front pastedown;  source unknown.
Thomas Reid (1830-1911), M.D., lecturer in ophthalmology at University of Glasgow;  Hotson’s library purchased by Reid after his death and presented to the University in 1890.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled panelled pigskin decorated with fillets, two rolls – one a foliate roll, the other a roll of four female allegorical figures representing Prudence, Courage, Temperance and Justice – and two separate foliate stamps;  two brass clasps, catch plates on front board;  three leather spine labels lettered in gilt “DISTINC EXEMPL. V & N”, “TESTAM. MEMING. 1485.”, “L[-]B 224” (the lettering of the last - a shelfmark - very worn).   Size:  193 x 137 mm.
Leaf size: 177 x 126 mm.
Annotations: On a1r “Alius Titulus Biblia aurea Veteris ac noui Testamenti ... Per Fr[atr]em Antoniu[m] Ampigollu[m] ord[inis] fr[atrum] Eremit[orum] S. Augustini”;  unread early annotation on s6v;  number “2173” in pencil on front pastedown, with other pencil annotations now largely obscured by bookplate;  price code in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Capital strokes, paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red from a2r to c3r.
Imperfections: Wanting b3-6.


Title Page with Ownership Inscriptions from 'Distinctiones Exemplorum Veteris et Novi Testamenti'