Thomas à Kempis: Opera.
Edited by Petrus Danhauser.
Nuremberg: Caspar Hochfeder, 29 Nov. 1494.
Fol. π4 a-b8 c-d6 e-f8 g-m8.6 n-o6 p8 q6 r-z A-B8.6.6 C8. , I-CLXXVIII (i.e. CLXXX). Considerable misnumbering: XL-XLII all misnumbered “XXXIX”; XLI repeated; in addition XV, XXVI, LX, LXXXVI, and CXLII misnumbered X, VI, LXX, LXXXII, and CLII.
ISTC it00352000; GW M46672; Goff T352; BMC II 475 (IB. 8174); Bod-inc T-090; CIBN T-222; BSB-Ink T-195.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD15-a.26 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Asher & Co., booksellers, Berlin & London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Asher 4 Dec. 1868 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on π1r “4 12 68 Asher be/-”; Euing’s inventory number “No 3876” in pencil on π1r together with a superseded Euing inventory number “119”.
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||Scotland, 19th-century calf, covers blind-tooled to a panel design; marbled endpapers; red-edged leaves; binder’s ticket on verso of front free endpaper “J. Carss & Co. Bookbinders, 31 Argyle Street, Glasgow”; pencil note by binder on rear free endpaper giving date and price “Oct 20/69 10/6”; binder’s job number “101/9” in pencil on π1r. Size: 300 x 205 mm.|
|Leaf size:||292 x 195 mm.|
|Annotations:||Lengthy annotation on π1r in a 16th-century hand including references to Thomas à Kempis and to the “hostis antiquus”; occasional “nota” marks and manicules in brown ink and in red; occasional marginal annotations in a 17th-century hand, including a benediction on n1v; “No 2.” in ink in an 18th-century hand on π1r and the word “Duplum” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on the same page.|
|Decoration:||Principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white, or in red with penwork decoration in brown ink, or in blue with similar penwork decoration; other initials supplied throughout in red or blue (some with marginal flourishes); capital strokes and paragraph marks in red throughout.|