Stella clericorum.

[Antwerp:  Mathias van der Goes, between 21 June and 3 Aug. 1487]
4to.   a8 b6.   [14] leaves.
ISTC is00767050; GW M43879; BMC IX 183 (IA. 49913).

Imprint date taken from ISTC;  recorded as [between 14 Feb. 1487 and 21 May 1490] by W. & L. Hellinga, 'The fifteenth-century printing types of the Low Countries', 2 vols (Amsterdam:  1966).

GIP number: S53
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bl3-g.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1)  Poggius Florentinus, Facetiae.  Antwerp:  Mathias van der Goes, 3 Aug. 1487;  (3)  Confessionale pro scholasticis et aliis multum utile.  [Antwerp:  Mathias van der Goes, between 21 June and 3 Aug. 1487].   Prior to 1966 the volume also contained (then as the third item) an incomplete 15th-century manuscript on paper of 23 leaves, identified as the partial text of the 'Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus' attributed to Nicolaus Pergamenus and also to Maynus de Mayneriis.   On the volume’s rebinding and restoration in 1966, the manuscript fragment was separately bound and given the shelfmark MS Gen. 143.
Provenance: William Grahame (17th century), possible owner:  inscription on g1v “finis ame[n] per me guilielmu[m] grahame” (repeated on g2r and g3r) of first item in volume.
University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “AV.2.16” on first item in volume and on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: England, 20th-century blind-tooled brown goatskin, with new endpapers and flyleaves, replacing an 18th-century half calf binding;  restored and rebound Aug. 1966 by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s note appears on the rear free endpaper.   Size:  208 x 144 mm.
Leaf size: 200 x 133 mm.
Annotations: Occasional 16th-century marginal annotations (faded and cropped).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting b6;  leaves damaged at top outer corner, with occasional loss of a few letters.


Incipit of Stella clericorum