Venturinus, Franciscus: Rudimenta grammatices.

Florence:  Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 'hora decima octava' 15 May 1482.
Fol.   [*2] a-i8 l-y8 z6 &8 [con]6.   [190] leaves.
ISTC iv00123000;  Goff V123;  BMC VI 637; Bod-inc V-060.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-d.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich Boutourlin (1763-1829), Count, Russian senator, diplomat  and museum director in St Petersburg:  “No. 313” in crimson ink on verso of fourth front flyleaf i.e. item 313 in 'Catalogue de la bibliothèque de son exc. M. le Comte D. Boutourlin' (Florence:  1831);  item 917 in the sale catalogue, 'Catalogue de la bibliothèque de feu M. le Comte D. Boutourlin, deuxieme partie' (Paris:  Silvestre, 1840).
Biblioteca Visnievsciana:  bookplate on front pastedown “Biblioteca Visnievsciana” incorporating engraved signature of Michał Wisznievski and engraved seal captioned “Sigillum Principis Prussiar[um] Io. Wissnievscii”.
Michał Wiszniewski (1794-1865), Polish philosopher:  see above. 
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 8 June 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code  “8. 6. 69 Arthur ah/f” on front flyleaf (repeated on [*2r]) together with his inventory number “No 4195” and a superseded number “No 130”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisition inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: Italy, 19th-century quarter green goatskin, marbled sides;  gold-tooled spine;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  pink and white silk bookmark;  flyleaves have a watermark of a crowned shield with an eagle in chief and a tower in base above the name ‘Giorgo Magnani’, and a countermark ‘Al Masso’.   Size: 280 × 209 mm.
Leaf size: 273 x 198 mm.
Annotations: Leaves foliated in a mixture of Arabic and Roman numerals “1” - “100” from [*2r] to o3r (many numbers heavily washed out);  traces of inscriptions (ownership?) on [*1r] and [con]6r, all so heavily washed out as to be illegible even under ultraviolet lamp;  price(?) “18/6” in pencil on bookplate and code(?) “R/”;  bibliographical references to Panzer, La Vallière, Audiffredi and Fossi written in ink on verso of fourth front flyleaf.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None. 

 

Biblioteca Visnievsciana bookplate in Venturinus, Franciscus: Rudimenta grammatices