Thomas Aquinas: De veritate.

Cologne:  Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 1475.
Fol.   [14 2-810 9-348 3510 3612 37-3810 39-588].   [484] leaves, 5 and 484 blank.
ISTC it00179000;  Goff T179;  BMC I 219;  Bod-inc T-150.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll T.C.L. f9 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Amberg, Bavaria, Franciscans, S. Bernardinus Senensis;  founded 1452, dissolved 1555, refounded 1626, dissolved 1802:  inscription (damaged by tear) on 1/2r “ad PP francisc. Conv. Amberg. ad scholam”;  circular ink stamp of the monastery on top edge of text block (now largely illegible).
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek):  duplicate;  book stamp “Duplum Bibliothecae R. Monac.” on 1/1r.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 23 Mar. 1872 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note on 1/1r “23 3 72 Arthur” together with price code “b/a”;  item 5620 in Euing’s acquisition inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856:  presented to the Free Church Library by William Euing, May 1872 (see Glasgow University Library, MS Euing 50);  oval embossed ownership stamp “Free Church College Library, Glasgow” on 1/1r;  Trinity College Library shelfmarks “21/4” in red pencil  on 1/1r and “40 B/5” in pencil on 1/2r.
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: Germany, 15th/16th-century quarter blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards (the exposed part of the front board broken off and now lost);  pigskin sides and spine decorated with blind fillets, a large and small rosette stamp, a diamond-shaped fleur-de-lys stamp, and a floral stamp;  remains of two brass clasps on rear board;  rear board and surviving portion of front board both without pastedowns;  centre leaves of each gathering guarded with thin vellum strips;  paper labels added to spine containing title and imprint in pen and ink.   Size:  310 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 288 x 200 mm.
Annotations: Occasional 15th/16th-century marginal annotations and underlining;  running “questio” numbers “1”-“29” on recto leaves;  19th-century pencil number “2175” and price code "g/bn/" on pigskin turn-in on front board.
Decoration: Occasional initials crudely supplied in dull red ink.
Imperfections: None.

Monastic ownership inscription in Thomas Aquinas: De veritate