Plotinus: Enneades. 

Translated with commentary by Marsilius Ficinus.

Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 7 May 1492.
Fol. a10 b8 c-n10 o12 p-z10 &10 aa-uu10 [xx]2. [442] leaves, the first blank.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ip00815000; GW M34374; Goff P815; BMC VI 640 (IB. 27194); Bod-inc P-383; CIBN P-480; BSB-Ink P-620.

GIP number: P75
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-b.5 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Some copies are known with title printed on a1v;  not present in this copy.
Provenance: Johannes Jacobus Sattler (fl. 1611-1628), author of 'De usu setacei in praeservatione apoplexiae' (Ulm: 1628):  inscription on a1r “[...] Plotinum hunc Platonicum in perpetuum amicitiae symbolon dono dat fortiss[im]o d[omi]no M[agistro] Thomae Speggero Ludirectori Juliomagensi Jo[hann]es Jacobus Sattler Artium & Med[icinae] D[octor]. 21o S[eptem]b[ris] i6ii. Viue, Vale, memor mej”.
Thomas Spegger (fl. 1611) of Pfullendorf (Baden-Württemberg) - see above.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Arthur 19 Mar. 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code “19 3 69 Arthur ad/-” on a2r together with his inventory number “No 4009” and an earlier Euing inventory number “115”; source confirmed in Euing’s acquisition inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
Binding: Germany(?), 16th-century quarter blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards;  the pigskin on both boards is decorated with a quadruple fillet to form a long rectangle, which is in turn divided by a quadruple fillet into three diamond-shaped compartments and ten triangular compartments;  the diamond-shaped compartments are decorated with a floral stamp with fringed leaves;  the triangular compartments are decorated either with a square stamp of a stag or with a diamond-shaped floral stamp;  evidence from nail holes on rear board of two clasps (both now lost);  spine undecorated;  title “Plotin[us]” in ink in an early hand on lower edge of text block;  volume repaired in the 19th/20th century - fore-edges of both boards spliced with new wood, new pastedowns added (earlier pastedowns not preserved), and a red leather title label added to spine.   Size:  356 x 245 mm.
Leaf size: 345 x 233 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotation and underlining in sepia ink in a 16th-century hand on b2v; marginal annotation in a 17th-century hand on a5v; pencil number “101/4” on a1v is probably a binder’s job number.
Decoration: None. 
Imperfections: Wanting the unsigned quire [xx] containing errata.

Binding of  Plotinus: Enneades