Incunabula provenances and other names index
Alphabetical list of names (surname order) associated with the incunabula, primarily relating to provenance. Including names of former owners, donors, and other names where the exact relationship to the book is unknown. Booksellers are listed in a separate index.
NB! Direct links to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) entries will only work from University of Glasgow IP addresses as this is a subscription database.
A., M. -- see M. A.
A., M[...] -- see M[...] A.
A., R. -- see R. A.
A. B. (17th century)
A. E. (16th century)
A. S. (16th century)
Abbis, Thomas -- see Abbys/Abbis, Thomas(?)
Abbys/Abbis, Thomas(?) (16th century)
Advogarius, Nicolaus Uranius (fl. 1495)
Secretary to Cardinal Francesco Todeschini-Piccolomini (who reigned briefly – 22 Sept. to 18 Oct. 1503 – as Pope Pius III); see P. O. Kristeller 'Iter italicum', vol. 1, p. 26(a) (London: 1963)
Aegidius(?) (16th century)
Albergotti (18th century)
Alberighi, Mariotto (16th century)
Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770)
Perhaps Fergus Alexander (d. 1689) M.A. Glasgow, 1635, tutor of Dalreoch, minister at Kilmud in Ireland and then at Barr, Ayrshire; see Cosmo Innes, ed., 'Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis', and H. Scott, 'Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae ... New ed.'.
Allison, Robert -- see Allansone, Robert
Allansone, Robert (17th century)
Aloisius, Dominus (fl. late 15th/early 16th century)
Of the Camaldolese Monastery of S. Michele di Murano, Venice.
Aloysius, Frater (15th/16th century)
Benedictine of S. Justina, Padua.
Amboise, House of (France)
Ambroise de Cambrai (Cambray) -- see Ambrosius de Cambrai (Cambray)
Ambrosius de Cambrai (Cambray) (c. 1425-1496)
Dean of Meaux and Chancellor of the University of Paris
Ambrosius of Bernstadt (16th century)
Amelot de Beaulieu, Jacques (1602-1668)
President of the Cour des Aides
Amerbach, Johann (ca. 1441-1513)
Printer in Basel
Anderson, Alexander (d. 1577)
Subprincipal, King’s College Aberdeen
Anderson, John, Captain (fl. 1693)
Andrea da [...] (17th century)
Andrew, James (fl. 1521)
Of Austin Friars, London
Angell, John (16th/17th century)
Annenberg, Anton von, Ritter, of Burg Annenberg, near Latsch, Tyrol (1420-1480/84)
Be.2.11 (London [1771?]); Be.3.21 (London [1771?]); Be.3.25 (London [1771?]); Bf.3.2 (La Haye: 1764); Bf.3.15 (item 1: unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen): 1770); Bf.3.15 (item 2: unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen): 1770); Bw.1.2, 3 (London [1771?]); Bw.3.30 (unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen): 1770); Bx.2.8 (London [1771?]); Bx.2.16 (London [1771?]); Bx.3.23 (London [1771?]); By.3.35 (unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen): 1770)
Anstruther, John, Sir (1718-1799)
Second baronet of Anstruther; politician.
Anthonius Rogant/Rogantus -- see Rogant/Rogantus, Anthonius
Anthony, H. (16th century)
Antonius Maria (fl. 1570)
Aouroldos, Petros (16th century)
Apoveda, Juan (16th/17th century)
Arden, John (fl. 1564)
Trinity College, Oxford - “commoner of Trinity Coll. in or before 1564” (J. Foster, Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714, vol. 1, p. 30)
Argelati (18th century)
Arnold, William (16th century)
Probably William Arnold, student at Christ Church, Oxford, 1573, later rector of Melcombe Horsey, Dorset; see Joseph Foster 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714'.
Arnoult, Joseph (late 18th century)
Professor of Medicine at Nantes
Arundell, John, Sir (16th century)
Of Trerice, Cornwall
Ashburnham, Bertram, 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878)
Sales of the Ashburnham Library took place on 25 June, 6 Dec. 1897, 9 May, 13 Dec. 1898; see S. De Ricci 'English collectors of books & manuscripts, 1530-1930', p. 132.
Askew, Anthony (1722-1774)
Physician and classical scholar (see ODNB)
Bc.2.25, 26; Be.2.1; Be.3.15; Bf.2.1; Bf.2.2; Bf.2.10; Bf.2.19; Bg.1.12; Bg.2.23; Bg.2.29; Bh.2.16; Bh.3.21 (probably not this copy but a copy no longer in the Hunterian Library); Bw.1.5; Bw.2.3; Bw.2.13; Bw.3.13; Bw.3.24; Bw.3.25; Bx.2.18; Bx.2.23; Bx.3.7 (item 1); Bx.3.7 (item 2); Bx.3.11; Bx.3.21; Bx.3.24; Bx.3.26; By.2.8 (item 1); By.2.8 (item 2); By.2.21; By.3.23; By.3.32; By.3.40; Ds.2.3; Ds.2.4; Ds.2.6-7
Astorga, Marqués de
Probably Astorga, Marqués de, Vicente Isabel Osorio de Moscoso (17th Marques, 1777-1837). See Paul Needham, IPI.
Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)
See ODNB and 'Bibliotheca Sussexiana: catalogue of the extensive and valuable library of His Royal Highness the late Duke of Sussex …' 6 parts (London: Evans, 1844-46).
Avogadro, Nicola -- see Advogarius, Nicolaus Uranius
Ayres, Thomas (17th century)