Thomas à Kempis: Imitatio Christi.

Add:  Johannes Gerson:  De meditatione cordis.

Augsburg:  Erhard Ratdolt, 1488.
4to.   [*2] a-e8 f6.   [48] leaves.
ISTC ii00016000;  Goff I16;  BMC II 382;  Bod-inc T-104.

Woodcut initials.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD15-c.25 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Asher & Co., booksellers, Berlin:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Asher 3 May 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on front free endpaper “3 5 69 Asher bx/-” together with his pencil inventory number “No 4101”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Binding:  19th-century marbled paper wrappers;  leather tab on [*2] suggesting this text was once bound with another or other works;  partial ink title(?) on top edge;  earlier sewing holes visible in inner margins of all leaves;  flyleaves have watermark of a galloping unicorn with the letter “L” on its side.   Size:  209 x 157 mm.
Leaf size: 209 x 157 mm.
Annotations: Signature f1 supplied in manuscript.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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