Thomas à Kempis: Imitatio Christi.
Add: Johannes Gerson: De meditatione cordis.
[Nuremberg: Anton Koberger], 1492.
8vo. [*8] a-z8.  leaves; leaf  and the final two leaves blank; leaves - numbered “i”-“i82”.
ISTC ii00027000; Goff I27; BMC II 436.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD15-i.23 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Joannes Hacker (fl. 1622): inscription in dull red ink on [*1r] (leaf [1r]) “Joannes Hacker Juris Vtriusq[ue] Licentiat[us] me suum esse uult et habet ... A[nn]o D[omi]nj 1622. H.” and pasted on to [*1v] (leaf [1v]) a woodcut label bearing an armorial shield, hand-coloured in black (or oxidized silver), yellow and purple, with blank scrolls above and below hand-coloured in purple, with the handwritten name of Joannes Hacker in dull red ink inserted in the lower scroll, and with a handwritten motto in the upper scroll; several marginal annotations by Hacker in dull red ink (extensive on h5v and h6r); authorial note by Hacker in red ink above title on [*1r] (leaf [1r]) “Thomae de Kempis”.
Georg Joseph Nidermayr (17th century): inscription on free front endpaper “Ex libris Georgij Josephi Nidermayr”.
Munich, Augustinian Hermits, SS. Johannes Baptista et Evangelista (founded 1294, dissolved 1803): inscription on [*1r] (leaf [1r]) “Conventûs Monac: Ord: Ere: S. Aug.ni 1698”.
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek): “Dupl” in pencil on free front endpaper; probably from the Royal Library, Munich - cf. Bod-inc A-550 for a similar provenance.
John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Stark 2 July 1868 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on free front endpaper “2 7 68 Stark ab/f ” together with his inventory number “No 3739”; source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||Germany, 15th/16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, bevelled edges; covers decorated with a centre panel and two frames, the tooling heavily worn; blind-tooled spine; remains of two brass clasps; dark green-edged leaves; paper label added to spine with manuscript title and remains of a second label probably bearing a shelfmark. Size: 136 x 95 mm.|
|Leaf size:||126 x 88 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent underlining in dull red ink and some underlining in black; several marginal annotations in dull red ink (see Provenance); marginal note in black ink in a different hand at foot of t1r; a few marginal ‘nota’ marks in black ink; inscription ‘Prouerbium. Libratim vt aiunt morbi veniunt vnceatim abeunt’ (from Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (Pius II) Epist. CXLVI), followed by German translation, on [*1r]; numbers ‘187’ on front pastedown and ‘193’ on front free endpaper, both in pencil.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves z7 and z8.|