Incunabula provenances and other names index

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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.

See also the institutions provenances index and the booksellers index.


P., D. -- see D. P. 

P., H. -- see H. P.

P. D. (16th century)

BD7-c.16Be.3.7, 8

P. D. C. (16th century?)


Paget, Arthur John Snow (1830-1863)
Captain; for biographical information see: 


Paillot, Johannes (16th century)
Monk at the Benedictine Abbey of St.Peter, Montier-la-Celle, near Troyes

BD2-f.20 (item 1); BD2-f.20 (item 2 - probable)

Palant, Petrus (18th century)
Of Jülich, North Rhine-Westphalia

167517; 167518

Parr, Samuel (1747-1825)
Schoolmaster: see ODNB and 'Bibliotheca Parriana' (London: Bohn, 1827).


Paruti, Lodovico Mario -- see Parutus, Lodovicus Marius

Parutus, Lodovicus Marius (fl. 1469)
Humanist and poet, of Ferrara; also secretary to Cardinal Bessarion


Passens, Petrus (fl. 1566)


Paterson, John (fl. 1553)
See Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p.139.


Paterson, Stephen (fl. 1611)
Notary public and sheriff clerk of Fife, the owner in 1611 of Myers Castle, Auchtermuchty (see John Gifford, 'The buildings of Scotland' (London:  2000) p. 327)

Bm2-e.3 (item 1); Bm2-e.3 (item 2); Bm2-e.3 (item 3)

Paulus de Bergamo -- see Lulmius Bergomensis, Paulus

Paulus de Muntzdail -- see Muntzdail, Paulus de

Paulus de Pergamo -- see Lulmius Bergomensis, Paulus

Paulus Lulmius Bergomensis -- see Lulmius Bergomensis, Paulus

Pauye, Michael -- see Pavius, Michael

Pavie, Michel -- see Pavius, Michael

Pavius, Michael (Michel Pavie) (d. 1517)
Teacher of Erasmus, dean of the church of Cambrai from 1506


Pecoul (16th/17th century)

Bh8-e.1 (possible owner)

Peiresc, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de -- see Fabri, Nicolas-Claude,  de Peiresc

Père César -- see César, Père

Pemberton, Henry (1694-1771)
Physician and mathematician


Peregrinis, Joannes de (16th/17th century)

Be.3.29 (item 1); Be.3.29 (item 2)

Pergamo, Paulus de -- see Lulmius Bergomensis, Paulus

Perkines, Thomas (16th/17th century)


Peter (16th century)


Petreius, Alexander(?) (fl. 1651)

Bo1-d.1, Bo1-d.3

Petri, Ericus (16th century)


Petrus Chabrias -- see Chabrias, Petrus

Pezzis, Bernardinus de (fl. 1561)


Pfisterus, Albertus (fl. mid 16th century)
Apothecary of Nuremberg


Phillips, Daniel (17th/18th century)

Bv.2.31 (item 1); Bv.2.31 (item 2)

Philoxenus, Marcellus/Filosseno, Marcello (1450-1520)
Poet and Servite friar


Pickering, William -- see Pickering in Booksellers index

Pinelli, Maffeo (1735-1785)
Conte, state printer of Venice; see catalogue of the Pinelli library compiled by the librarian of the Biblioteca Marciana, Jacopo Morelli, 'Bibliotheca Maphaei Pinellii Veneti magno jam studio collecta a Jacobo Morellio …' 6 vols (Venice: 1787); the entire library was bought by the London bookseller, James Edwards, for £6,000 in 1788, and auctioned by him and James Robson: 'Bibliotheca Pinelliana: a catalogue of the magnificent and celebrated library of Maffei Pinelli, late of Venice ...’ (London: 1789).


Pipe, Richard -- see Pype, Richard

Piscator, Joannes/Fischer, Johann (16th century)


Pitcairn, William  (1712-1791)
Physician, President of the Royal College of Physicians: see ODNB.


Poitiers, Diane de (1499-1566)
Duchess of Valentinois and mistress of Henri II, King of France.


Pola, Casa di Fini -- see Fini Pola, House of

Porter, Simon (16th century)


Powell, Robert (17th century)


Prat, Du, family -- see Du Prat family

Prime, John -- see Prym/Prime, John

Pringle, John, Sir (1707-1782)
Military physician: see ODNB.

Bg.1.13 (item 1); Bg.1.13 (item 2)

Prousteau, Guillaume (1626-1715)
Jurist, of Orléans; much of Prousteau’s library became the foundation of the Bibliothèque municipale of Orléans.


Pruiean, Francis -- see Prujean, Francis, Sir

Prujean, Francis, Sir (d. 1666)
Physician: see ODNB.

Bg.1.13 (item 1); Bg.1.13 (item 2)

Prym/Prime, John (16th century)


Purdue, William (17th century)


Pype, Richard
Possibly Sir Richard Pype, Lord Mayor of London in 1578.