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].  [477] 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.

GIP number: V33
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.

Binding of Vincentius Bellovacensis [pseudo-]: Speculum morale