Spechtshart, Hugo, Reutlingensis: Flores musicae.
[Strassburg: Johann Prüss, ca. 1492.]
4to. A8 B-N6 O4.  leaves, with a folded sheet (printed on one side only) inserted between gatherings A and B, first line beginning “HEc est dispoſitio monocordi.”
ISTC is00637400; GW M42920; Goff F219; BMC I 126 (IA. 1735); CIBN H-310; BSB-Ink S-503.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll E.c.43 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Knight 19 Nov. 1863 according to Euing’s pencil annotation on A1r “19 11 63 Knt”, with Euing’s pencil inventory number “No. 1399” on same page.
Glasgow, Anderson’s College: Euing bequest, 1874; bookplate of Euing Musical Library, Anderson’s College, Glasgow, on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow: ownership of Euing Musical Library transferred to University of Glasgow Library in 1936.
|Binding:||Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled quarter pigskin over wooden boards; remains of a single, chased brass clasp (hinging on the rear board, catch plate on front board lost); the leather decorated with rosette and foliate stamps between rows of fillets (all worn); 19th-century red leather title label on spine; front pastedown is leaf H8 from Alanus de Rupe. Psalterium Virginis Mariae [German]. Unser Lieben Frauen Psalter. Ulm: Conrad Dinckmut, 1492 (ISTC ir00363000); rear pastedown is an unidentified partial leaf (printed in two columns in black and red) containing Latin liturgical text (early 16th century?); 19th-century flyleaves added at front and rear. Size: 206 × 142 mm.|
|Leaf size:||196 x 140 mm.|
|Annotations:||Early ink annotations on woodcut diagram of hand on A8v; red chalk scribbling on N1r and on front and rear pastedowns; crude ink drawings of flowers and a jester’s head on front pastedown; slight attempts at music notation on rear pastedown; pencil number "261.b/5"(?) on front pastedown; pencil number “155/5” (probably a 19th-century binder's job number) on A1v; bibliographical note by William Euing loosely inserted.|