Nider, Johannes: Manuale confessorum.

[Strassburg:  C.W., not after 1471]
Fol.   [1-510 68].   [58] leaves].
ISTC in00178000;  Goff N178;  BMC II 411;  Bod-inc N-079.

Also recorded as [Nuremberg:  Anton Koberger, ca. 1471].   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 (cf BMC II 409, doubting the ascription to Koberger).

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];  (3) Honorius Augustodunensis, De praedestinatione et libero arbitrio.  [Strassburg:  C.W., ca. 1471].
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 bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.4.10”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, 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 gathering.
Decoration: Decoration:  Six-line initial “Q” on 1/1r supplied in red and blue;  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