Leo I, Pont. Max: Sermones.

Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis.

[Rome: Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, before 21 Sept. 1470]
Fol. [14 2-910 108 11-1510 168 1710]. [160] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC il00128500; Goff L131; BMC IV 29; Bod-inc L-063.

Two copies held by University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll T.C.L. f12 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: 19th-century printed title-page inserted with imprint “RomÄ™ E Prelo Conradi Sweynheim et Arnoldi Pannartz MCCCCLXX”.
Provenance: Unidentified French owner (18th/19th century): five of the six spine compartments are tooled with a shield bearing three fleurs-de-lys, which is surmounted by a crown also incorporating fleurs-de-lys and surrounded by the collar of the Ordre du Saint-Esprit - the latter includes the badge of the Order, a Maltese cross, here flanked on each side by the initial “L”.
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856: Trinity College Library bookplate and shelfmark “40 B 5” in pencil on front free endpaper; source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Trinity College Library placed on permanent deposit in University of Glasgow Library in 1974 by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Binding: France, 18th/19th-century mottled calf; gold-tooled spine - see Provenance; red leather title label on spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves; vellum guard-strips in the middle of each gathering. Size: 326 x 230 mm.
Leaf size: 318 x 223 mm.
Annotations: Occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks.
Decoration: On 2/1r (f. 5r) a six-line initial “L” is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration defined in crimson, blue and green, which extends into the inner, upper and lower margins - the decoration of the lower margin incorporates an unfilled green laurel wreath edged in gold;  on 8/3r (f. 67r) a six-line initial “S” is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration, which extends into the inner margin;  on 12/10r (f. 112r) a three-line initial “S” is supplied in gold on a square ground of green and blue embellished with white filigree-work, and with sprays of gold flower buds extending into the inner margin;  on 13/7r (f. 119r) a six-line initial “O” (in error for “H”) is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration, which extends into the inner margin;  a similarly decorated six-line initial “O” is supplied on 14/5v (f. 127v);  other initials supplied in blue throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

Decorated page in Leo I, Pont. Max.: Sermones

 

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Eroli family, Italy (15th/16th century):  on 2/1r (f. 5r) is a partially identified coat of arms - per pale, the dexter side per fess gules and argent (oxidised), three ivy leaves vert two and one (Eroli family), the sinister side azure a bend argent (oxidised) an eight-pointed mullet or in chief (unidentified).  An identical coat of arms is to be found in the Hunterian copy of another work from the same press:  Ambrosius, De officiis. [Rome:  Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, ca. 1471] (shelfmark Bw.2.11).
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 248 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 68 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.3.2”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red-morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves underlaid with marbling;  turquoise silk bookmark;  front and rear flyleaves have bunch of grapes watermark.   Size:  342 x 237 mm.
Leaf size: 332 x 227 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand;  some chapter headings added in a 16th-century hand;  early manuscript signatures;  foliated in an early hand “1”-“23” from 1/2-3/10 (ff. 2-24).
Decoration: On 2/1r (f. 5r) a six-line initial “L” is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration defined in crimson, blue and green, which extends with gold borders into the inner, upper and lower margins;  foliate decoration in blue with gold flower buds in the outer margin of the same page, and the white-vine decoration of the lower margin includes a green laurel wreath edged in gold, within which is a painted coat of arms (see Provenance);  on 8/3r (f. 67r) a six-line initial “S” is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration, which extends into the inner margin;  a similarly decorated six-line initial “H” is supplied on 13/7r (f. 119r) and a six-line initial “O” on 14/5v (f. 127v);  smaller initials and paragraph marks supplied in alternate red and blue throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Decorated page with coat of arms in  Leo I, Pont. Max.: Sermones