Pius II, Pont. Max: Epistolae familiares. De Duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia. Descriptio urbis Viennensis.

Edited by Nicolaus von Wyle.

Nuremberg:  Anton Koberger, 17 July 1486.
4to.   a6 b-z8 aa-hh8.   [246] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ip00719000; GW M33695; Goff P719; BMC II 430 (IB. 7356); Bod-inc P-320; CIBN P-414; BSB-Ink P-522.

Includes Pius II:  De curialium miseria.   Poggius Florentinus:  Epistola de balneis;  Epistola de morte Hieronymi Pragensis.   Leonardus Brunus Aretinus:  De duobus amantibus Guiscardo et Sigismunda (a Latin version of Boccaccio, Decameron IV.1).

GIP number: P57
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm8-g.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Joannes Coyet (16th/17th century):  inscription on a1r “Joannes Coyet filius Francisci ...”;  listing of numerous Coyet family members on hh8v together with a rough pen-and-ink drawing of the family crest captioned “familiæ δειγμα”.
John Tran (ca. 1645-1704), Regent at Glasgow University from 1669: see below.
University of Glasgow: included in a list of ‘Books bought at Mr Tran’s auction 1704’ in Library accounts from the Clerks’ Press (Glasgow University Archives 58019/13); price recorded as £4.4.0 [i.e. £ Scots]; shelfmark “Ay: f:4 n:5” on a2r matching entry in ‘Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691’ (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313); inscription on a2r “Ex Libris Bibliothece Universitatis Glasguensis Empt[us] propriis Academice sumptibus 1704 Jo: Stirling Principal”; shelfmark “A.12.3” on bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, ‘Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis’ (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: England, 20th-century full brown goatskin, with new pastedowns, by Douglas Cockerell & Son, Nov. 1965;  replacing a 17th-century spattered brown calf binding;  earlier flyleaves and sprinkled red edging preserved;  binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown.   Size:  236 x 170 mm.
Leaf size: 226 x 162 mm.
Annotations: Occasional brief marginal annotations, corrections and underlining in a 16th-century hand;  mottoes “Virtute, non aliter” in an early hand on hh8r (lightly scored through) and “Age qua non clarus agas” in a different early hand on a2r;  17th-century inscription in Latin and English referring to Aeneas Sylvius on a1r.
Decoration: On b2r an eleven-line initial ‘I’ is supplied in blue and green with added black and white tracery and set on a square crimson and gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting;  other initials supplied in alternate red and blue;  paragraph marks in red.
Imperfections: None.

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