Thomas à Kempis: Imitatio Christi.
Add: Johannes Gerson: De meditatione cordis.
[Ulm: Johann Zainer], 1487.
8vo. π8 a-z8. , i-Clxxxii,  leaves, (leaves 8, 191, 192 blank).
The signatures (which appear only on the first page of each gathering) are in the centre of the top margin.
ISTC ii00013000; GW M46804; Goff I13; BMC II 530 (IA. 9267); Bod-inc T-101; CIBN T-234; BSB-Ink T-172.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD15-i.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||z6r, final line of colophon: “M. cccc. lxxxvii” as in BSB electronic facsimile, not “M. cccc. lxxxvij.” as in BMC.|
|Provenance:||Johannes [...]rig (fl. 1553): faded inscription on π1r “Joan: [...]rig 1553”.
Sebastianus Zainicher (fl. 1590): inscription on π1r “[...] Sebastianus Zainicher 1590”.
Rott am Inn, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Marinus et Anianus (founded 1181/5, dissolved 1803): inscription on π1r “Ff. Benedictinoru[m] oeno Rothens[ium]” and similar inscriptions on π2r and a1r.
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek): duplicate(?) - “Dupl.” in pencil on front free endpaper.
Asher & Co., booksellers, Berlin & London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Asher 3 July 1868 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on front free endpaper “3 7 68 Asher be/-”; on π1r Euing’s pencil inventory number “No 3733” next to which Euing has written “2 copies” - Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49) has two copies recorded at 3733, this copy purchased from Asher and a second copy purchased from the bookseller, John Mozley Stark (the latter copy is no longer in the Euing collection).
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin (worn) over bevelled wooden boards; covers decorated with triple fillets to form two concentric rectangles; the inner rectangle of both covers decorated with a floral roll; the outer rectangle of the front cover is decorated with a roll which includes a coat of arms within an oval wreath, and a satyr(?) holding a shield; the outer rectangle of the rear cover is decorated with a roll which includes a double-headed eagle within an oval wreath; remains of two clasps; green-edged leaves. Size: 148 x 102 mm.|
|Leaf size:||138 x 98 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations, “nota” marks, manicules and underlining in a 16th-century hand; a list of feast days on front pastedown in a 16th-century hand “S: Simon Apo[sto]l[u]s: S: Sebastinus Mar[tyr]: S: Nicolaus epis[copus] et co[n]fes[sor]: S: Michael Archa[n]g[elus]: S: Chatrina V[ir]go et Mar[tyr]: S: Jo[h]anes Baptista: S: Benedictus co[n]fes[sor]: S: Propriu[m] Ang: costodo:”; number “148” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on front free endpaper; number “8259” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on rear pastedown.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied throughout in red or in red with reserved white, many with marginal flourishes.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves z7 and z8.|