Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Summula philosophica rationalis.

Basel:  Michael Furter, 1494.
4to.   a8 b6 c-g8 h-k6.   [72] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC io00077800;  Goff O80;  BMC III 782.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Veitch Eg6-d.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with (and probably forming a bibliographical unit with):  Orbellis, Nicolaus de, Cursus librorum philosophiae naturalis [Aristotelis] secundum viam Scoti.  Basel:  Michael Furter, 1494.
Provenance: F. Baudetius? (fl. 1560):  inscription at top right-hand corner of a2r “f F baudetius(?) 1560”.
Dinant, Jesuits:  inscription (17th century) at bottom right-hand corner of a2r “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 by diagonal triple fillets into four full lozenge-shaped compartments (each containing a separate pineapple stamp) and eight half lozenge-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 in the earlier gatherings;  frequent underlining and additionally some lines of text highlighted with grey brush strokes;  19th-century price in pencil on front pastedown “10/6”.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red (occasionally in red and black) throughout (those from a2r to h1r are additionally washed in yellow);  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.
Imperfections: Wanting a1.

 

Ownership inscriptions and annotations in Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Summula philosophica rationalis

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bk5-g.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (2) Brulefer, Stephanus, Formalitates in doctrinam Scoti.  Paris:  [Ulrich Gering, ca. 1480];  (3) Orbellis, Nicolaus de, Cursus librorum philosophiae naturalis [Aristotelis] secundum viam Scoti.  Basel:  Michael Furter, 1494.
Provenance: John Wood (fl. 1574):  inscription on a2r “Joannes Vod est meus herus 1574” (the same inscription appears on z10r of third item in volume);  see Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', p.91.
John Duly (16th century), probable owner:  on z10v of third item in volume “Liber D[omi]nj Johanis Duly;  see Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', p. 91.
David Rait (16th century), probable owner:  on z10v of third item in volume “Liber Davidis Rait”;  see Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', p. 91.
Thomas Thomsone (16th/17th century), probable owner:  on f1r and z10v of third item in volume “Thomas Thomsone”;  see Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', p. 91.
J. Burnet (17th century):  inscription on a2r “J. Burnet”;  see Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', p.91.
University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “AI.f3.n17” on a2r 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 marginal annotations throughout in a 16th-century hand (many cropped by binder);  underlining throughout.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red throughout;  a few capital strokes in red;  brown pen-and-ink decoration added to diagram on b3r.
Imperfections: Wanting a1.

 

Ownership inscriptions in Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Summula philosophica rationalis