Vincentius Bellovacensis [pseudo-]: Speculum morale.
Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, 9 Nov. 1476.
Fol. [14 2-610 78 8-1210 138 1410 158 16-2010 218 22-2610 278 28-3310 348 35-3610 378 386 (38/4+1) 39-4310 448 45-4910 5012].  leaves (1/1, 2/1, 50/12 blank).
ISTC iv00288000; GW M50617; Goff V288; BMC I 58 (IC. 552); Bod-inc V-137; CIBN V-193; BSB-Ink V-209.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson Ap-x.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||Known with and without colophon - this copy without.|
|Note:||Stub showing between 38/2 and 38/3.|
|Provenance:||Passau, Bavaria. Augustinian Canons of the Lateran Congregation, S. Nicolaus, S. Andreas, S. Pantaleon; dissolved 1803: inscription on 1/2r “Iste liber est mon[aster]ij Sancti Nicolaij Cis inclitam patauiam”.
Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek): perhaps a duplicate - “Dpl” in pencil on front free endpaper.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: source unknown (without Ferguson’s usual acquisition note).
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||17th-century quarter pigskin with faint traces of a manuscript title in top compartment of spine, thin wooden boards covered with parchment leaves from a manuscript service book; front pastedown, front free endpaper and rear pastedown have the Jesuit watermark “IHS” surmounted by a cross and with the three nails below, all within a radiant sun - below which are the initials “R” and “M”; sprinkled blue-edged leaves; signs of a bookplate removed from front pastedown; small rectangular label at head of spine with faint traces of handwriting (a shelfmark?). Size: 470 x 323 mm.|
|Leaf size:||455 x 310 mm.|
|Annotations:||Number “799” in pencil in a 19th-century hand and “Coll. compl. 474 ff.” on front pastedown.|
|Decoration:||Twelve-line initial “I” on 2/2r (f. 6r) supplied in red and black with reserved white; other initials throughout supplied in red (some with marginal flourishing) along with capital strokes and paragraph marks; running book numbers in red from gathering 10 onwards.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first and final blank leaves.|