Spechtshart, Hugo, Reutlingensis: Flores musicae.

[Strassburg:  Johann Prüss, ca. 1492.]
4to.   A8 B-N6 O4.   [84] 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.

GIP number: S47
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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Worming throughout.

Woodcut illustration in Spechtshart, Hugo, Reutlingensis: Flores musicae