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.
B., A. -- see A. B.
B., H. -- see H. B.
B., M. -- see M. B.
Baber, John (d. 1765)
See: 'A catalogue of the genuine and elegant library of John Baber ... of Sunning-Hill Park, lately deceased ... which will begin to be sold by auction, by Samuel Baker ... on Monday, the 31st of March, 1766 ...' (London: )
Bachiller -- see Vachiller/Bachiller
Baier, Joannes -- see Beyer, Joannes
Baikie, William Balfour (1825-1864)
R.N., surgeon and explorer; see ODNB.
Baillie, Robert (1602-1662)
Church of Scotland minister and Principal of University of Glasgow
Bain, Andrew (1844-1926)
Founder of Clydesdale Iron Works: engraved bookplate on front pastedown "... Given to the Mitchell Library, with other books - by Andrew Bain, Glentower, Hunter’s Quay - in Memory of his Father Andrew Bain, Printer 1810-1858 ..."; see obituary in the Glasgow Herald, Apr 24. 1926.
Balfour Baikie, William -- see Baikie, William Balfour
Barbar, John (17th/18th century)
Barclay, Patrick (16th century)
Barnesley, William (17th century)
Barrerius, Ludovicus/Barrière, Louis (fl. early 17th century)
Barrière, Louis -- see Barrerius, Ludovicus/Barrière, Louis
Barrile, Joannes de (16th/17th century)
Bartholomeus, Magister Dominus (16th century)
Bartolis, Cosmas Matthaeus de (16th century)
Bartollus, Jodocus (16th century)
Canonicus, Andreaskirche, Worms (Rheinhessen)
Bartolomeio (16th century)
Bates, Robert (18th century)
Battista, Giovanni (16th/17th century)
Batt[ist]a(?), Joannes (16th century)
Baudetius, F. (fl. 1560)
Bava, Giovanni --see Bava, Joannes
Bava, Joannes (16th century)
Bayer, Joannes -- see Beyer, Joannes
Baylies, William (16th/17th century)
Bearzi, Jean-Baptiste de, chevalier (19th century)
Beaulieu, Jacques Amelot de -- see Amelot de Beaulieu, Jacques
Beaupré, Jean-Nicolas (ca. 1792-1869)
Magistrate and antiquary, Nancy.
Beccuto, Felice del (16th century)
Bedford, H. (fl. 1846)
Beed, John -- see Reed (or Beed), John
Begardus, Philippus (fl. 1532)
Beier, Joannes -- see Beyer, Joannes
Bell, William (16th century)
Bellefaye (16th century)
Bellingen, Antoine Joseph van -- see Van Bellingen, Antoine Joseph
Beltramini, Girolamo -- see Beltraminus, Hieronymus
Beltraminus, Hieronymus (fl. 1586)
Benigassio, Paulus de (15th/16th century)
Of Genoa; Frater
Bentivoglio family (15th century)
Bergamo, Paulus de -- see Lulmius Bergomensis, Paulus
Bergomensis, Paulus Lulmius -- see Lulmius Bergomensis, Paulus
Bernardinus de Pezzis -- see Pezzis, Bernardinus de
Bernardus, Frater (15th/16th century)
Bernhard (16th century)
Bernhart, Joannes (fl. 1516)
Bernstadt, Ambrosius of -- see Ambrosius of Bernstadt
Berselius, Paschasius (ca. 1480-1535)
Of Liège, correspondent of Erasmus; see P.G. Bietenholz & T.B. Deutscher, eds. 'Contemporaries of Erasmus: a biographical register of the Renaissance and Reformation', 3 vols (Toronto: 1985-87), vol. 1, p. 140-141.
Bertoul, Robertus (16th century)
Bessarion, Johannes, Cardinal (ca. 1403-1472)
Beyer, Joannes (fl. 1585)
Paris. The library owned successively by Jean Baptiste Colbert de Torcy (1619-1683); Jacques Nicolas Colbert, Archbishop of Rouen (1655-1707); and Charles Eléonor Colbert, Comte de Seignely (1689-1747). The Colbert Library was sold in Paris in 1728 (see 'Bibliotheca Colbertina: seu catalogus librorum bibliothecae, quae fuit primum J.B. Colbert ... ac demum Caroli-Leonorii Colbert' (Paris: 1728)).
Library of Michał Wisznievski.
Biderman, Georg (fl. 1589)
Of Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg)
Biel, Bruder (16th century)
Billing, John (16th century)
Biraga, Vittoria (17th century)
Blandford, Marquis of -- see Spencer-Churchill, George
Blomefield, Francis (1705-1752)
Topographical historian and Church of England clergyman; see ODNB.
Blumenberg, Johann Edmund (1769-1831)
Professor at Hildesheim.
Blyke, Richard (d. 1775)
Antiquary; see 'A catalogue of the very large and valuable library of Doctor John Campbell ... also the library and manuscripts of Richard Blyke ...' [London: 1776] and ODNB.
Blyth, George (17th century)
Boece, Hector (ca. 1465-1536)
Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King’s College, Aberdeen: see ODNB; See Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p. 67, 78.
Boeghem, Conrardus (15th/16th century?)
Boethius, Hector -- see Boece, Hector
Boncompagni, Prince Baldassarre Ludovisi (1821-1894)
Historian of mathematics and Italian aristocrat; see Enrico Narducci, 'Catalogo di edizioni del secolo XV le quali fanno parte dell insigne biblioteca appartenuta alla chiara memoria del Principe D. Baldassarre Boncompagni'.
Bonde, James (17th century)
Bonioli, Giovanni Battista (17th century)
Bonivard, François (1493-1570)
Swiss patriot and historian; see A. Lökkös 'Les incunables de la Bibliothèque de Genève' (Genève: 1982) for descriptions of 17 other incunables once owned by Bonivard.
Boothby, William, Sir, 2nd Bart., of Broadlow Ash (1638?-1707)
Borch, Henrik Ter -- see Ter Borch, Henrik
Borne, P(?) (16th century)
See Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p. 67.
Botelar, Thomas, Sir -- see Butler, Thomas, Sir
Boteler, Thomas, Sir -- see Butler, Thomas, Sir
Botta, Leonardo (1470-1480)
Milanese ambassador to Venice
Boule, John (16th century)
Bourge, Quintinus (Quentin) (15th/16th century)
Provincial of the Celestines of France
Boutourlin, Dimitrij Petrovich (1763-1829)
Count, Russian senator, diplomat and museum director in St Petersburg; see 'Catalogue de la bibliothèque de son exc. M. le Comte D. Boutourlin' (Florence: 1831).
Boyd, W(?) (19th century)
Braidfut/Broadfoot, Robert (15th/16th century)
See Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p. 139.
Braidfut/Broadfoot, William (15th/16th century)
See Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p. 139.
Brancas de Lauraguais, Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de (1733-1824)
See book sale catalogue: Guillaume de Bure 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris: 1770).
Be.1.10; Be.1.12 (item 1); Be.1.12 (item 2); Be.2.8 (item 1); Be.2.8 (item 2); Bf.2.12; Bf.3.1(?); Bf.3.9; Bf.3.19; Bg.1.4 (2nd copy, no longer in Hunterian Library); Bh.2.12; Bx.1.10; Bx.1.11; Bx.2.6; Bx.2.11 (item 1); Bx.2.11 (item 2); Bx.2.11 (item 3); Bx.3.34; Bx.3.35; By.2.11; By.2.19; By.3.2; By.3.20 (item 1); By.3.20 (item 2); By.3.22; By.3.28; By.3.30
Brander, Gustavus (1719/20-1787)
Merchant and antiquary; see ODNB.
Brehler, David (fl. 1639)
Bremen, Diether vom (16th century)
Bridgeman, Richard (d. 1742)
Of Combes Hall, Suffolk.
Bridges, John (1666-1724)
Topographer, FRS; see ODNB and 'Bibliothecae Bridgesianae catalogus: or, a catalogue of the entire library of John Bridges ...' (London: 1725)
Brienne, Étienne Charles de Loménie (1727-1794)
Brigges, Thomas (fl. 1560)
Brincklaeus, Stephanus -- see Brinkley, Stephen
Brinkley, Stephen (c. 1550 - after 1585)
Broadfoot, Robert -- see Braidfut/Broadfoot, Robert
Broadfoot, William -- see Braidfut/Broadfoot, William
Brokett family (late 17th/early 18th century)
Brockett, Ann -- see Brockett family
Brockett, Charles -- see Brockett family
Brockett, Elizabeth -- see Brockett family
Brockett, Frances -- see Brockett family
Brockett, John -- see Brockett family
Brockett, John Trotter (1788-1842)
F.S.A., lawyer; see ODNB
Brockett, Mary -- see Brockett family
Brown, Ebenezer (d. 1828)
M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals; matriculated at the University of Glasgow, 1786; see James Coutts 'A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909' (Glasgow: 1909) pp. 404-5; and W. Innes Addison 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858' (Glasgow: 1913) no 4573.
Browne, Walter (fl. 1542)
Brunigk, Conradus (15th century)
Brunyncx (late 16th century)
Buchanan, George (1506-1582)
Scottish humanist poet and historian; see ODNB.
Buchbender, Frantz (fl. 1641)
Bugnis, Johannes Baptista (fl. 1511)
Physician of Genoa
(possibly George Buist, 1804-1860, newspaper editor and scientist)
Bull, Matthew (d. 1690)
Rector of Broughton Poggs, Oxfordshire
Bur[...], Christopherus de (early 16th century)
Burmann, Pieter (1714-1778)
‘The Younger’, Professor of Poetry, Amsterdam; see book sale catalogue 'Bibliotheca Burmanniana, sive catalogus librorum ... bibliothecae Petri Burmanni Secundi ... quorum publica fiet auctio per S. et J. Luchtmans, die ... 27. Septembris & seqq. diebus 1779' (Lugduni Batavorum: 1779).
Burnet, J. (17th century)
See Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p.91.
Burrell, William, Sir (1861-1958)
Scottish shipping magnate and art collector; see ODNB.
Burton, Alice (16th century)
Burton, Thomas (fl. 1542)
Burton, William (16th century)
Butler, Thomas, Sir (1487(?)-1571)
Vicar of Holy Trinity, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, parish church of the Priory of S. Milburga; see Kathleen L. French, Gary G. Gibbs, Beat A. Kümin, eds, 'The parish in English life, 1400-1600' (Manchester: MUP, 1997), pp. 106-108.
Buturlin, Dmitrii Petrovich -- see Boutourlin, Dimitrij Petrovich
Byll? (or Hyll?), Johannes (16th/17th century)
Byrchyns (16th century)