Thomas Aquinas: Expositio (Postilla) in Job.

[Esslingen]:  Conrad Fyner, 1474.
Fol.   [14 2-910 10-118 126 (12/6+1)].   [107] leaves.
ISTC it00236000;  Goff T236;  BMC II 513;  Bod-inc T-129. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-d.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Blind impressions of four lines of type below colophon on final leaf.
Provenance: Samuel Parr (1747-1825), schoolmaster:  book label on front pastedown and inscription on 1/1r ‘liber rarus S. Parr’; 'Bibliotheca Parriana' (London: 1827), p. 103;  sale (part I, 30 May 1828), lot 827;  sold to Darling for £0.4.0 according to the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue.
James Darling (1797-1862), bookseller and bibliographer, London.
Maurice Ogle & Son, Booksellers, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow (1832-1871):  sold book to William Euing, 2 June 1846.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Ogle;  Euing’s pencil acquisition note “2. 6/46 Ogle” on front pastedown and his inventory numbers “No 4203 ... 2 copies” and “No. 68 old cat.”;  Euing’s manuscript acquisitions inventory (MS Euing 49, item 4203) confirms that on 8 June 1869 he acquired a second copy from the London bookseller, Thomas Arthur, which was presumably later disposed of as a duplicate. 
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of the two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
Binding: 18th-century(?) half pigskin, speckled paper-covered boards, two gilt author and title labels on spine (a third label at the foot of spine now largely lost);  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  some flyleaves have watermark of a heart bisected vertically by a sword (or cross) and the letters “A” and “W” within.   Size:  303 x 219 mm.
Leaf size: 296 x 213 mm.
Annotations: Author, title and imprint given in a 19th-century hand on 1/1r;  19th-century references to Panzer, Braun, Zapf, Seemiller and Helmschrott in a German hand on front free endpaper, together with a note in French “Tous les Ouvrages sortis des presses de Conrad Fyner sont rares.   Celui-ci est un des premiers qu’il a publié”;  various numbers on front pastedown including “N. 46” and the letters “CW”.
Decoration: Initials and capital strokes supplied in red throughout;  occasional underlining in red;  rubricator has written at head of 2/1r (f. 5r) “S. thomas d’aquino”.
Imperfections: None.

 

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