Stella clericorum.

Add:  Versus in laudem libelli.

[Cologne:  Heinrich Quentell, between 1489-93]
4to.   aaa6 bbb4.   [10] leaves.
Imprint and date taken from ISTC. Assigned by Campbell to the press of Richardus Pafraet, Deventer.  BSB-Ink dates ca. 1490.
ISTC is00770700; GW M43901; BMC I 280 (IA. 4822); CIBN S-457; BSB-Ink S-577.

GIP number: S54
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-e.33 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: Originally part of an early 16th-century Sammelband, of which the first item Libellus de modo poenitendi et confitendi, Deventer:  Pafraet, 11 June 1491 (ISTC im00769000) is now in the Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen.   The Libellus bears the signature of Conradus Wubberdingk with the date 1512 and is foliated in manuscript “1”-“21”, and on the verso of its title-page Wubberdingk has listed the contents of the entire volume (eleven tracts in all)  and has included in his listing references to his foliation of the individual items.   Using this evidence (kindly supplied by Susanne Budde of the Kongelige Bibliotek), the present locations of four more items from the same Sammelband have now been identified, all signed by Wubberdingk and with his date 1512:  (1) the British Library’s copy of Cordiale quattuor novissimorum, Deventer: Pafraet, 16 Dec. 1494 (ISTC ic00899000), with manuscript foliation “52”-“105”;  (2) Cambridge University Library’s copy of Dialogus inter clericum et militem, Cologne:  Quentell, [ca. 1493] (ISTC id00155000), with manuscript foliation "142"-"150";  (3) Glasgow University Library’s copy of Stella clericorum, [Cologne:  Heinrich Quentell, between 1489-93] (ISTC is00770700), with manuscript foliation “195” to “204”;  (4) Glasgow University Library’s copy of Ulricus Molitor, De lamiis et phitonicis mulieribus, [Strassburg:  Prüss, not before 10 Jan. 1489] (ISTC im00794000), with manuscript foliation “205” to “232”.
Provenance: Conradus Wubberdingk, of Rinteln, Lower Saxony (fl. 1512):  inscription on aaa1r “Conradus Wubberdingk de Ryntellenia 1512” (name repeated on bbb3v);  with Wubberdingk’s manuscript foliation “195” to “204”.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Disbound and inserted in a blue buckram slip case ca. 1960.   Previously bound up as item 4 of 5 unrelated titles at shelfmark BG57-c.20:  James Douglas, 'Catalogus editionum Quinti Horatii Flacci ab ann. 1476 ad ann. 1739 quae in bibliotheca Jacobi Douglas ... adservantur', 1739;  Robert Macbride, 'A vindication of marriage', 1702;  Domenico Antonio, da Palermo 'Oratio in funere ... Joannis Baptistae Rubei', 1579;  Erasmus Alber, 'Widder die verflüchte Lere der Carlstader', 1556.
Leaf size: 195 x 140 mm.
Annotations: Manuscript foliation - see Provenance.
Decoration: Initials, capital strokes, line-fillers and underlining supplied in red throughout;  a few initials additionally decorated in black ink with foliage or human faces.
Imperfections: Worm holes throughout.

Decorated initials in Stella clericorum