Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum.

Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 11 Aug. 1491.
Fol. [*]6 a8 b-q8.6.6 r-z6 A-R6. [258] leaves, the last blank.
First gathering numbered but not signed.
ISTC ib00140000; Goff B140; BMC I 142 (IB. 2060); Bod-inc B-065; GW 3412.

Shelf-mark: RCPSG: Bookstore BAR.
Provenance: Friedrich Bauermeister, bookseller, Glasgow (fl. 1860-1917): bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown “F. Bauermeister || Importer of Foreign Books || 234 Great Western Road || Glasgow”.
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow: armorial bookplate on front pastedown “Library of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow” partially overlaid with a later armorial bookplate of the College; purchased by the College in 1894, probably from Bauermeister; appears in ‘List of principal additions to the Library since 1st July 1894’ (RCPSG 1/20/15/20/12, printed 1 Oct. 1894).
Binding: 19th-century grey paper-covered pasteboards; vestiges of early tabs; flyleaves have watermark of a large unicorn salient and countermark initials “L S”. Size: 280 x 213 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 205 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotation on “apes” (bees) on H1v in a 16th-century hand;  early pointing hands and underlining on K3v and L1v;  signature x1 missing and supplied in manuscript;  bibliographical references in a 19th-century German hand on front flyleaf.
Decoration: Initials supplied mainly in red throughout, some with reserved white;  initials in blue with reserved white supplied on a4r, b8v, n4v, and o7v;  paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf R6.

Held by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Initials from Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum.