Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Cursus librorum philosophiae naturalis [Aristotelis] secundum viam Scoti.
Basel: Michael Furter, 1494.
4to. a-c8 d6 e8 f6 g-h8 i4 k-y8 z10 χ6.  leaves (χ6 blank).
Leaves 1-3 of the final quire are numbered but not signed.
ISTC io00074000; GW M28115; Goff O74; BMC III 783 (IA. 37776); CIBN O-40; BSB-Ink N-126.
Three copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Mu48-b.4 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||On the fore-edge, in black ink on a red background, is part of a letter “C” - a continuation of the markings present on the fore-edge of another incunable from the David Murray collection: Gerardus de Harderwyck, Epitomata, seu Reparationes totius philosophiae naturalis Aristotelis. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 29 Feb. 1496 (G25) - evidence that the two were once bound together at an early date.|
|Provenance:||David Murray (1842-1928), Glasgow lawyer, antiquary and bibliographer: bookplate on front pastedown; source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Murray library donation, 1927.
|Binding:||England, 19th/20th-century parchment; gilt spine title; binder's stamp "Bound by Ramage London". Size: 215 x 149 mm.|
|Leaf size:||209 x 140 mm.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Veitch Eg6-d.8 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Quire y misbound: y3, y4, y1, y2.|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with (and probably forming a bibliographical unit with): Orbellis, Nicolaus de, Summula philosophica rationalis. Basel: Michael Furter, 1494 (O9/1).|
|Provenance:||F. Baudetius (fl. 1560), probable owner: inscription at top right-hand corner of a2r of first item in volume “f F baudetius(?) 1560”.
Dinant, Jesuits, probable owner: inscription (17th century) at bottom right-hand corner of a2r of first item in volume “Coll: Soc: Jesú Dion:” and at top left-hand corner of same page “Dionanti”.
John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow: source unknown; number “261” written in blue pencil in top left-hand corner of front pastedown (a numbering common to many books in the Veitch collection and probably an inventory number).
University of Glasgow: Veitch collection donation, 1895.
|Binding:||16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards, the front cover decorated with triple fillets and a roll with vine design to form the frame of a rectangle (a separate square dragon stamp placed at each corner); the rectangle divided diagonally by triple fillets into four full lozenge-shaped compartments (each containing a separate pineapple stamp) and eight triangular-shaped compartments (each containing a separate roundel stamp of a six-petalled flower); the rear cover similarly decorated; remains of two brass clasps; catch plates on rear board; rebacked in 19th century. Size: 203 x 151 mm.|
|Leaf size:||192 x 144 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent 16th-century marginal annotations and underlining, beginning at f4r (i.e. the start of “Liber de caelo et mundo”) and continuing to the end of the volume; unread early inscription on the verso of the final blank leaf; 19th-century price in pencil on front pastedown “10/6”.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout; printed paragraph marks have strokes supplied in red; additional paragraph marks are supplied in red; chapter headings underlined in red throughout; most headlines underlined in red.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bk5-g.13 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Quire χ of six leaves (“Mathematica”) is misbound between first and second items in volume.|
|Note:||Evidence of several puncture marks made by a sharp instrument in quires p onwards.|
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Orbellis, Nicolaus de, Summula philosophica rationalis. Basel: Michael Furter, 1494 (O9/2); (2) Brulefer, Stephanus, Formalitates in doctrinam Scoti. Paris: [Ulrich Gering, ca. 1480] (B108).|
|Provenance:||John Wood (fl. 1574): inscription on z10r “Joannes Wod est meus herus 1574” (the same inscription appears on a2r of the first item in the volume); see Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish libraries, p.91.
John Duly (16th century): on z10v “Liber D[omi]nj Johanis Duly”; see Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish libraries, p. 91.
David Rait (16th century): on z10v “Liber Davidis Rait”; see Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish libraries, p. 91.
Thomas Thomsone (16th/17th century), probable owner: on f1r and z10v “Thomas Thomsone”; see Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish libraries, p. 91.
J. Burnet (17th century), probable owner: inscription on a2r of first item in volume “J. Burnet”; see Durkan & Ross, Early Scottish libraries, p.91.
University of Glasgow: shelfmark “AI.f3.n17” on a2r of first item in volume matching entry in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691 (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 1313); shelfmark “AE.13.5” on University Library bookplate on front pastedown matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||17th-century blind-tooled calf; covers decorated with a triple-fillet border; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 194 x 140 mm.|
|Leaf size:||185 x 135 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent 16th-century marginal annotations (many cropped by binder) up to quire r; frequent marginal annotations in a different hand in final quire “Mathematica” (also cropped) and some diagrams added; occasional underlining and nota marks.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout; occasional capital strokes supplied in red.|