Odonis, Geraldus: Expositio in Aristotelis Ethicam.

Venice:  Simon de Luere, for Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 14 July 1500.
Fol.   Aa10 Bb-Zz8 [et et]8 [con con]8.   [10], 192 leaves.
ISTC io00029000;  Goff O29;  BMC V 576;  Bod-inc O-008.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Veitch Eg6-a.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Merton, Augustinian Priory of BVM:  partially obliterated inscription on final blank page ‘Joannes Ramsay [canonicus?] de m[er]ton prope londin[i]u[m] hunc librum possidet ...’ Ramsay’s name repeated on same page.  For this and seven other books surviving from Merton Priory library, see N.R. Ker, Medieval libraries of Great Britain, 2nd ed. (London: 1964), 130, 282.  For John Ramsey/Ramsay (alias Bowle), d.1551 (Prior of Merton from 1530-1538), see A.B. Emden, A biographical dictionary of the University of Oxford A.D. 1501-1540.
William Arnold (probably William Arnold, student at Christ Church, Oxford, 1573, later rector of Melcombe Horsey, Dorset):  inscription on final blank page ‘Guilielmi Arnoldi liber teste Maxeio pretium vs.’
Maxey (probably Emanuel Maxey, student of Christ Church, Oxford, 1573, later rector of Sampford Peverell, Devon):  see above.
Hugo Newbury/Newbery/Nuberie (probably Hugo Newbury, student of Christ Church, Oxford, 1573, later vicar of Kilwick, Yorkshire):  inscription (lightly scored through) on Aa1r (title-page) ‘Hugonis Nuberiej liber praetiu[m] vs Gulielmo Arnoldo teste’ and at head of page (in a different hand) a repeated ownership inscription ‘Hugo Nuberius me iure possidet teste d[o]m[in]o Arnolde pretium v.s.’
For Arnold, Maxey, and Newbury, see Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714.
John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  number “75” written in blue pencil in top left 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: England, 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards;  the covers are decorated with a rectangular panel formed by an intersecting floral roll within triple fillets;  the panel is divided diagonally by triple fillets to form lozenges and triangles, each of which is filled with a lattice or half-lattice stamp;  remains of two brass clasps, catch plates on rear board;  identified by J.B. Oldham as an Oxford binding ‘Gibson Roll 1’ in his Notes on bindings in the Hunterian and general libraries in Glasgow University, 6bis);  rebacked, repaired and given new pastedowns in the late 19th-century.   Size:  322 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 310 x 216 mm.
Annotations: Underlining and early marginal annotations in various early hands in gatherings Bb-Kk;  extensive early marginal notes on Zz6;  several short notes (quotes from the Bible) on leaves with ownership inscriptions noted under Provenance.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Some worming, mainly marginal.

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