Paulus Venetus: Expositio in libros Posteriorum Aristotelis.

Venice:  Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis, 11 Aug. 1486.
Fol.   a-o8 p6.   [118] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ip00214000;  Goff P214;  BMC V 410.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Veitch Eg6-a.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: John Veitch (1829-1894), Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  number “78” written in blue pencil on front pastedown (a numbering common to many books in the Veitch collection, probably an inventory number).
University of Glasgow:  Veitch collection donation, 1895.
Binding: Scotland, 19th-century vellum-covered boards, red leather title label on spine;  almost certainly bound by Maclehose, Glasgow, in line with several other Veitch incunables with identical bindings.   Size:  314 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 309 x 201 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in two 16th-century hands in gatherings a and b;  manuscript corrections in gatherings d, e, g and n.
Decoration: Nine-line initial “O” on a2r supplied in grey, purple, and yellow, the body of the initial in-filled with a six-petalled flower-head in blue and white and with a vertical bar containing floral and foliate decoration extending into the inner and lower margins;  other initials supplied in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

 

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