Thomas à Kempis: Imitatio Christi [Italian].

Florence:  Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 22 June 1491.
4to.   a-n8.   [104] leaves.
ISTC ii00048000;  Goff I48;  BMC VI 640;  Bod-inc T-113.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD15-g.18 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: G.M.S. (19th century):  initials “G.M.S.” in ink on a1r.
Ebenezer Palmer (19th century), bookseller, London:  bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown “Ebenezer Palmer.  Bookseller. 18, Paternoster Row, London, E.C. Estd. 1819”.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Palmer 4 July 1863 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on verso of front free endpaper “4 7 63 Palmer i/-” together with his inventory number “No 1506” (an earlier Euing inventory number “93” appears on front pastedown);  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: Italy, 17th/18th-century vellum;  manuscript spine title;  sprinkled brown and red-edged leaves;  possible 18th/19th-century(?) shelfmark in ink on front cover “T(?) 26” or “I(?) 26”.   Size:  204 x 132 mm.
Leaf size: 196 x 129 mm.
Annotations: Unread ownership inscription on front free endpaper dated “1825”(?);  various pencil numberings (price codes?) on front pastedown and a possible date “2/62”;  ink notation resembling an ampersand on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Initial “D” on a1r supplied in brown ink.
Imperfections: None.

 

Owner’s initials in Thomas à Kempis: Imitatio Christi [Italian]