Vegetius, Flavius Renatus: De re militari.
[Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, ca. 1473-74]
Fol. [1-410 5-68].  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC iv00104000; Goff V104; BMC IX 10; Bod-inc V-049.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD7-d.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown, but probably bought in 1854 from evidence of a loosely inserted letter (postmarked Nov. 1854 and probably from an unnamed bookseller) which lists this and other incunabula; an early Euing inventory number “16” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||Scotland, 19th-century gold-tooled russet morocco (rebacked in 20th century); covers decorated with a two panel design; marbled endpapers; sprinkled red-edged leaves; green silk bookmark; binder’s ticket on front pastedown “J. Carss & Co. Bookbinders, 31 Argyle Street, Glasgow”. Size: 265 x 200 mm.|
|Leaf size:||259 x 193 mm.|
|Annotations:||Two mottoes in a humanist hand “ortus humo me gigno” [followed by a monogram?] on 1/1r and “nul bien sans peine” on 1/4r; copious marginal annotations in English in a 16th/17th-century hand (with some underlining of text) up to 2/5v (f. 15v) and on the final page of text 6/7v (f. 55v); guide-letters for initials supplied throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final blank leaf.|