Nider, Johannes: Manuale confessorum.
[Strassburg: C.W., not after 1471]
Fol. [1-510 68].  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.|