Statham, Nicholas: Abridgement of cases [Anglo-French of the law courts].

[Rouen]:  Guillaume Le Talleur, for Richard Pynson, [ca. 1488-90]
Fol.   [*2] a-y8 z6 [et]6.   [190] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC is00689000; GW M43245; Goff S689; BMC VIII 390 (IB. 43928); Bod-inc S-284; CIBN S-375.

As dated by CIBN (S-375);  Goff dates 1490.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

GIP number: S49/1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the heading ‘Tourne de vic’ (with a macron over ‘c’) on z3r is printed.  At the foot of q1r is the printed word ‘Iustificacioñ’ from type used for printing the heading on p3r, afterwards distributed and used here as a bearer, but inked in error - cf. BMC.  Blind impressions of type visible on numerous leaves.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.5.15”.
Binding: England, 17th-century blind-tooled calf, covers decorated with a large stepped centre-piece and a border formed of quadruple fillets;  rebacked in 19th/20th century.   Size:  290 x 216 mm.
Leaf size: 283 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotations and underlining in an early hand on k8r and y3r;  early scribbling and a deleted name(?) on [et]6v;  19th-century note on front free endpaper as to whether the abridgement was Statham’s or Sir Anthony Fitzherbert’s.
Decoration: Capital strokes in red in Index [*2].
Imperfections: None.

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Copy 2

GIP number: S49/2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-b.10  (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the heading ‘Tourne de vic’ (with a macron over ‘c’) on z3r is not printed out.  The printed word ‘Iustificacioñ’ is absent at the foot of q1r.  Blind impressions of type very faintly discernible only on a few leaves.
Provenance: John Petheram (1807-1858), antiquary, publisher and bookseller in London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Petheram 18 May 1846 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note “18.5/46 Peth” together with an early Euing inventory number “31” on verso of front free endpaper.   [According to Euing’s later acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library MS Euing 49), Euing had a second copy of the Statham, purchased from Thomas Arthur, 14 Aug. 1871.   It is no longer in the Euing Collection.]
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: England, 19th-century calf, covers decorated with a blind-tooled border;  gilt-turn-ins;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  320 x 229 mm.
Leaf size: 304 x 212 mm.
Annotations: Frequent annotations in Anglo-French together with underlining in a 15th/16th-century hand;  occasional marginal annotations in English in an 18th-century hand;  erased (ownership?) inscription on [*2r].
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Worming in final quires with some loss of letters.

Woodcut printer’s device in Statham, Nicholas: Abridgement of cases