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.
M., Dr (fl. 1859)
M., G. -- see G.M.
M., R. -- see R.M.
M., S.M. -- see S.M.M.
M. A. (16th century)
M[...] A. (17th century)
M. A. R. (16th/17th century)
M. B. (15th/16th century)
M. B. (16th/17th century)
M. F. (16th/17th century)
McCalman, Alexander (b. ca. 1634)
Studied at Glasgow and St Andrews, minister of Ballachulish (Appin) and Dean of Argyll from 1660-1717 (see David M. Bertie, Scottish episcopal clergy, 1689-2000 (Edinburgh: 2000) pp. 86 & 539)
McGrigor, Alexander Bennett (1827-1891)
Lawyer, Glasgow; see W. Innes Addison 'Matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858' (Glasgow: 1913), no. 14446; and the University of Glasgow story entry.
McLachlan, A. (fl. 1958)
Mackuswellio, Joannis -- see Maxwell, John
Maclay, James (1862-ca.1925)
MacNeill, Andrew (fl. 1539)
Maffei, Mario (1463-1537)
From Volterra, Tuscany; Bishop of Aquino 1516-25; Bishop of Cavaillon 1525-37.
Mahieu/Maiolus, Thomas (d. after 1584)
Secretary to Catherine de Médicis, 1549-60. His bindings are discussed in Mirjam M. Foot, 'The Henry Davis Gift: a collection of bookbindings' (vol. 1, p. 186, p. 190 note 14), and G.D. Hobson, 'Maioli, Canevari and others' (p. 41-42; Group V, section B).
Maiolus, Thomas -- see Mahieu/Maiolus, Thomas
Maitland, Thomas, Lord Dundrennan (1792-1851)
Scottish judge; see ODNB.
Maldenti, Manfredi (fl. early 17th century)
Malenfant, Jacques de (ca.1530 - ca.1603)
Seigneur de Preyssac
Malipiede, Francisco (fl. 1487-1503)
Malouin (17th/18th century?)
Mannardt, Johannes (fl. 1641)
Of Schellebelle, East Flanders, Belgium
Manzoni, Giacomo (1816-1889)
Count, minister of finance, Roman Republic, 1849; see 'Catalogue de la bibliothèque de feu M. le comte Jacques Manzoni', 4 vols (Città di Castello, 1892-94).
Marchesi, Maffeo -- see Marchesius, Mappheus
Marchesius, Mappheus, perhaps Marchesi Maffeo (fl. 1531)
Teacher of grammar at Lovere (Bergamo)
Maria, Antonius -- see Antonius Maria
Marlborough, 5th Duke of -- see Spencer-Churchill, George
Marshall (19th century)
Martin, James -- see Martyn, James
Martin, Jean Antoine Colladon -- see Colladon-Martin, Jean Antoine
Martin, Robert (19th century)
Martin, Thomas (1697-1771)
Of Palgrave, antiquary; see ODNB.
Martínez Gayosso, Benito -- see Gayosso, Benito Martínez
Martius, Carl Friedrich Philipp von (1794-1868)
German botanist and explorer
Martyn, James (16th century)
Marye, Johannes (16th century)
Masurier, Martial -- see Mazurier, Martial
Mathurin de Cangey -- see Cangey, Mathurin de
Mauclercg, Anthonius/Antoine (17th century)
Mauroy (18th century)
Maxey (16th century)
Probably Emanuel Maxey, student of Christ Church, Oxford, 1573, later rector of Sampford Peverell, Devon; see Joseph Foster 'Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714'.
Maxwell, John (1586?-1647)
Bishop of Ross and archbishop of Tuam
Mazurier, Martial (d. 1550)
Doctor of Theology, Collège de Navarre, Paris; see J.K. Farge, 'Biographical register of Paris Doctors of Theology', 1500-1536, pp. 318-22.
Mead, Richard (1673-1754)
M.D. See 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London: 1754) and ODNB.
Melrose, Matthew (16th century)
Chaplain in Edinburgh at St. Giles, early 16th century; see Durkan & Ross 'Early Scottish Libraries' (Glasgow: 1961), p.181.
Melville, Andrew (1545-1622)
Principal of Glasgow University; see University of Glasgow story.
Mercier (16th century)
Merlier (17th century)
Mérode de Montmorency, Louis de Gand de , prince d’Isenghien -- see Louis de Gand de Mérode de Montmorency, prince d’Isenghien
Mespelbrunn, Julius Echter von -- see Echter von Mespelbrunn, Julius
Metcalf, Christopher -- see Metkalff, Christopher
Metkalff, Christopher(?) (16th century)
Meyer, Ernst Heinrich Friedrich (1791-1858)
Professor of Botany, Königsberg.
M. F. A -- see Alexander, Fergus
Michell, John (late 17th/early 18th century)
Millard, James Elwin (1823-1894)
D.D., of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Missy, César de (1703-1775)
Minister of the French chapel in the Savoy, London (1731-1762). See: De Missy sale catalogue (London, 1776).
Mitchell, John -- see Michell, John
Mitford, John (1781-1859)
Of Benhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, and of Oriel College, Oxford; see ODNB and 'Catalogue of the ... collection of Greek and Latin classics ... forming the first portion of the library of ... John Mitford' (London: Leigh, Sotheby and John Wilkinson, 1859).
Mitte de Caprariis, Petrus (d. 1479)
Preceptor of the Antonine monastery in Memmingen from ca. 1442-1479. See Neue Deutsche Biographie 17 (1994), S. 576. and 'Petrus Mitte de Caprariis' (Victor Scholderer: 'Fifty essays in fifteenth-and sixteenth-century bibliography' / edited by Dennis E. Rhodes Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger & Co., 1966).
Mitte de Chevrières, Pierre -- see Mitte de Caprariis, Petrus
Moeselaer, Johannes (d. 1499)
Bachelor of Theology, Professor at Louvain, Rector 1482 (cf. Paul Needham, IPI)
Molitor, Heinrich -- see Molitoris, Hinricus
Molitor, Henricus (15th/16th century)
Molyneux, Thomas (17th century)
Mont, Vincent du (16th/17th century)
Montmorency, Louis de Gand de Mérode de, prince d’Isenghien -- see Louis de Gand de Mérode de Montmorency, prince d’Isenghien
Montoye (16th/17th century?)
Monypenny, William (16th/17th century)
Moore, James (18th century)
Either James Moore, matriculated Glasgow University 1761, M.A. 1763, or James Moore, matriculated Glasgow University 1774; see W. Innes Addison 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858', (Glasgow: 1913) no. 2026 “Jacobus Moore” or perhaps 3430 “Jacobus Moore”.
Morandus, Franciscus (16th/17th century)
Possibly the Italian minor poet (1589-1667), listed several times in Paul Oskar Kristeller’s 'Iter italicum'.
Morante, 1st Marqués de -- see Cortina, Joaquín Gómez de la
Mordan, Sebastien (17th century)
Pastor in poully [Pouilly?]
More (17th century?)
Moreau, René (1587-1656)
Professor of Medicine, Collège Royal, Paris
Morin d’Hérouville, Antoine Benjamin (fl. 1766 to 1771)
Danish Consul General at Naples from 1766 to 1771; see Morin d’Hérouville sale catalogue (London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1780).
Morison, David (17th century)
Morison, James (1816-1893)
United Secession minister and a founder of the Evangelical Union; see ODNB.
Morison, John (17th century)
Morne (16th/17th century)
Morrison, George Ernest (1862-1920)
First permanent correspondent to 'The Times' in Beijing
Morus -- see More
Muldener, Augustus Gottlobus Wilhelmus (fl. 1766)
Of Frankenhausen, Thuringia, Germany
Munius, Johan (fl. 1641)
Muntzdail, Paulus de (d. 1487)
Frater. Doctor of Canon Law, provost of the church of Saint Mary in Flanheim, rector of the parish church in Kreuznach near Mainz, entered the Carthusian monastery of S. Albanus near Trier; for biographical details see: http://library.law.yale.edu/news/medieval-manuscripts-law-book-bindings-no-13
Mu6-x.16; Mu7-x.5; Mu11-y.1; Mu11-y.2; Mu14-f.20; Mu15-c.22; Mu15-g.27; Mu16-d.43; Mu16-f.29; Mu27-e.4; Mu27-e.5; Mu36-a.12; Mu38-c.17; Mu43-a.4; Mu48-b.1; Mu48-b.2; Mu48-b.3; Mu48-b.4; Mu50-e.33; Mu51-b.16; Mu51-d.9
Mussell, Ebenezer (d. 1764)
Collector; see 'A catalogue of the curious and valuable library of Ebenezer Mussel, Esq; of Bethnal Green', ([London:] A. Langford, )
Mutius, Macarius (1440-1514?)
Author of 'De triumpho Christo', Venice: 1499.