Perottus, Nicolaus: Rudimenta grammatices.
[Venice]: Gabriele di Pietro, 21 Dec. 1475.
Fol. [a10 b-h8] i8 l-n8 o-p6.  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).
|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.|