Perottus, Nicolaus: Rudimenta grammatices.

[Venice]:  Gabriele di Pietro, 21 Dec. 1475.
Fol.   [a10 b-h8] i8 l-n8 o-p6.   [110] leaves.
ISTC ip00303400; GW M31274; BMC V 201 (IB. 19925); Bod-inc P-122; CIBN P-123.

Dated 'duodecimo Cal. Januarias 1475'.   The partial use of signatures suggests that the book may have been printed in Dec. 1474 or Jan. 1475 (BMC).

GIP number: P14
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Euing BD7-d.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Leaves [a1] and p6 are mounted.
Provenance: Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex:  armorial bookplate remounted on front pastedown, with handwritten shelfmark “IX N.h.7”;  not traced in 'Bibliotheca Sussexiana.   Catalogue of the ... library of ... the late Duke of Sussex' (London:  1844-46).
Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  Euing’s inventory number “No 897” in pencil on [a2r];  purchased from Knight 22 Dec. 1860 according to Euing’s acquisitions inventory (MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: 15th/16th-century bare wooden boards;  rebacked in calf in the 20th century and calf corner-pieces added;  geometrical design consisting of squares divided into triangles scored into the wood of the front board;  evidence of a single clasp (now lost);  unread annotations in ink on rear board;  red-edged leaves;  “Peroto” written in black ink from tail to head on fore-edge;  modern endpapers (originals not preserved).   Size:  296 x 203 mm.
Leaf size: 287 x 198 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in Latin in a 17th/18th-century hand, mainly extracting key phrases;  partially read marginal annotation in Italian on p5v “1485 adi 6 zugno [...] Questo peroto [...]” accompanied by pen-and-ink drawings of a tower and arrows.
Decoration: Three line initial “D” on [a2r] supplied in red on a square ground of red pen-work, with red pen-work decoration extending into the inner margin;  paragraph marks in red on [a2r], and in the top margin in red ink “-: IESVS :-”;  [a1] mounted with the result that pen-and-ink drawings of weapons (including a cross-bow and a dagger) on the blank page [a1r] are partially obscured.
Imperfections: None.

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