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.


S., A. -- see A. S.

S., G.M. -- see G.M.S.

S., N. -- see N. S.

S.D. (17th century)

Bo1-d.1, Bo1-d.3Bo1-d.4

S.M.M. (16th/17th century)
Unidentified Italian(?)


Sadlerus(?), Jacobus (fl. 1488)

T.C.L. f1

Sagkrer, Wolfgang (16th century)


Saint-Victor, [Louis] Robert de -- see Robert de Saint-Victor, Louis 

Sanctullano (18th century)


Sanderson, John (fl. mid 19th century)


Sanvitale, Alessandro, Conte (d. 1804)
Of Parma


Sanvitale, Stefano, Conte (1764-1838)
Italian politician and philanthropist (son of Alessandro Sanvitale)


Sattler, Johannes Jacobus (fl. 1611-1628)
Author of 'De usu setacei in praeservatione apoplexiae' (Ulm: 1628)


Saulus/Sauli (16th century)
of Brescia


Saussay, André Du -- see Du Saussay, André

Savage, John (1673-1747)
Scholar and Church of England clergyman:  lot 334 in 'A catalogue of the libraries ... of the late John Savage, D.D. vicar of Clothal, Hertfordshire ... and of the late Savage Tyndall, D.D. vicar of Barking in Essex' (London:  Samuel Baker, 1763); see ODNB.

Bg.1.14; Bg.2.28Bh.3.21 (probable previous owner)

Saxe-Eisenach, William Heinrich, Duke of -- see Heinrich, William

Schefold, Johann Franz (1750-1828)


Schenck, Joannes (fl. 1585)
Of Frankfurt am Main


Schenck, Johann -- see Schenck, Joannes


Bl9-g.15, 16

Schmaus, Bonaventura (early 17th century)
Franciscan in Bamberg, Bavaria.


Schönborn, [...] (fl. 1675)


Schöttgen, Johann Christian (1687-1751)
Biblical scholar

BC14-a.1 (item 1); BC14-a.1 (item 2); BC14-a.1 (item 3); BC14-a.1 (item 4); BC14-a.1 (item 5); BC14-a.1 (item 6)

Scholl, Ludovicus (16th century)


Scholl, Ludwig -- see Scholl, Ludovicus

Schwäger, Conrad (fl. 1567)
Doctor of Theology, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria


Schweier, Amadeo -- see Svajer or SchweierAmadeo 

Scott, George (16th century)


Scott, John (1830-1903)
Shipbuilder of Halkshill, Largs, Scotland


Scott, Robert Lyons (1871-1939)
Shipbuilder and collector of armour, Greenock

E.1939.65.1381E.1939.65.1428; E.1939.65.1430; E.1939.65.1438 (item 1) & E.1939.65.1439; E.1939.65.1438 (item 2); E.1939.65.1438 (item 3); E.1939.65.1438 (item 4); E.1939.65.2549

Scott, William Robert (1868-1940)
Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy, University of Glasgow

RF 1183 

Senecle, Thomas (16th century)


Sepúlveda (18th century)


Seripando, Antonio (1486-1531)
Neapolitan humanist

An-x.20 (probable previous owner)

Seripando, Girolamo (1493-1563)
Theologian, General of the Congregation of S. Johannes ad Carbonariam, and Cardinal Legate at the Council of Trent; see 'New Catholic Encylopaedia', 2nd ed., vol. 13, pp. 17-18.


Serra, Fernão da (18th century)
Clerigo natural de Boçellas


Serra, Giuseppe, Duca di Cassano (d. before 1826)
See 'Catalogo dell’edizioni del sec. XV. esisenti nella biblioteca del Duca di Cassano Serra' (Napoli:  1807). In 1819/20 the 2nd Earl Spencer purchased the whole of Cassano's library, and subsequently sold Cassano and other duplicates at several sales.


Servienus, Gualterus (16th/17th century)


Severne, John Edmund (1826-1899)
Of Thenford, Northamptonshire, M.P.; see 'Catalogue of the extensive & valuable library collected at the end of the last and beginning of the present century by Michael Wodhull ... the property of J. E. Severne, Esq. M.P., of Thenford House, Banbury, Northamptonshire. Which will be sold by auction ... 11th of January 1886, and nine following days'.

An-y.30; Euing Add. f45

Sforza family (15th/16th century)
Of Milan


Shipperdson, Edward (1780-1855)
Of Pittington Hall Garth, Co. Durham


Sickel(?), Joannes (17th century?)


Simson, Robert (1687-1768)
Professor of Mathematics, University of Glasgow: see ODNB.

Bh8-e.1; Ea7-x.8 (item 1); Ea7-x.8 (item 2)

Sinclair, Henry (1507/8-1565)
Judge and Bishop of Ross; see ODNB and Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', pp. 49-60.

Bn6-d.3Bn6-d.12 (item 1); Bn6-d.12 (item 2);

Skene, Gilbert (1522?-1599)
Professor of medicine at King’s College, Aberdeen, and physician to James VI of Scotland; see ODNB.

By.3.31 (?)

Skene, Sir John, of Curriehill (ca. 1540-1617)
Lord Clerk Register of Scotland; see ODNB.

By.3.31 (?)

Skeyne, Gilbert -- see Skene, Gilbert

Sloane, Hans, Sir (1660-1753)
Baronet, physician and collector; see ODNB.

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

Smawss, Johannes (15th/16th century)


Smith, James (ca. 1645-1731)
Architect, who pioneered the Palladian style in Scotland; see Wikipedia article.


Smith, Joseph (1682-1770)
British Consul in Venice; see ODNB and 'Bibliotheca Smithiana: a catalogue of the curious, elegant, and very valuable library of Joseph Smith ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1773).

Bd.2.14; Bg.2.30Bg.3.8; Bg.3.11; Bh.1.18; Bh.1.19; Bw.2.2Bw.2.23Bw.3.10; Bw.3.11; Bw.3.12; By.3.15

Smythe, Percy Clinton Sydney (1780-1855)
6th Viscount Strangford; diplomatist; see ODNB


Sommeres/Summers, James (17th century)


Sonnet, Claude François (fl. 1609)


Sonnyng, William (fl. late 15th/early 16th century)
Probably to be identified with William Sonnyng, alderman of English-occupied Calais


Soranzo, Giacomo (1686-1761)
Venetian senator


Southey, Robert (1774-1843)
Poet laureate; see ODNB and 'Catalogue of the valuable library of the late Robert Southey ...' (London:  Leigh Sotheby & Co., 1844).

BD9-d.9 (item 1); BD9-d.9 (item 2)

Souvré,  Gilles de, Marquis de Courtenvaux (c. 1540-1626)
Maréchal de France


Soyssons, F.C. de (16th/17th century)


Spegger, Thomas (fl. 1611)


Spencer, 2nd Earl of -- see Spencer, George John, 2nd Earl (1758-1834)

Spencer, Charles, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1675-1722)
See ODNB, S. De Ricci, 'English collectors of books & manuscripts, 1530-1930', p. 39, and 'Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana:  sale catalogue of the truly important and very extensive library of printed books known as the Sunderland or Blenheim Library. The fifth portion' (London: 1883).

Ah-a.25; Ai-a.22 (item 1) & Ai-a.22 (item 2); E.1939.65.1430Mu50-e.33

Spencer, George John, 2nd Earl (1758-1834)

BD7-b.13;  BD7-d.21BD9-e.1

Spencer-Churchill, George (1766-1840)
5th Duke of Marlborough (styled Marquess of Blandford until 1817); see ODNB and 'White Knights Library:  catalogue of that distinguished and celebrated library ... Part I ...' (London:  Evans, 1819)

Ah-a.29; An-y.40

Spifame, Martin -- see Spifamus, Martinus/Spifame, Martin

Spifamus, Martinus/Spifame, Martin (16th century)
Seigneur de Grand-Hôtel et d’Azy, French poet and author of 'Les premières oeuvres poétiques' (Paris:  1583) and 'Cinquante sonets' (Paris:  1597)


Spifanius, Martinus -- see Spifamus, Martinus/Spifame, Martin

Spreull, Robert (fl. early 17th century)
Student at University of Glasgow (see Cosmo Innes, ed., Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis, (Glasgow:  1854) III, 9, 17, 64, 77, 176, 476, for several of that name).


Stain, Johannes (ca. 1492-1502)
Notary, University of Ingolstadt


Stappaerts, Jan Kornelis (1749-1812)
Physician, Antwerp


Steunings, Arnoldus (fl. 1638)


Stinn, Johannes -- see Stain, Johannes

Stirling, John (d. 1727)
Minister of Inchinnan and Greenock; Principal of the University of Glasgow 1701-1727; see University of Glasgow story entry; usually signed books in his capacity as Principal.

Bi7-a.2; Bk5-g.22 (item 1); Bk5-g.22 (item 2); Bk5-g.22 (item 3); Bk5-g.22 (item 4); Bk5-g.22 (item 5); Bl1-d.11; Bm8-g.10; Bn6-d.1

Stirling Maxwell, Sir John 10th baronet (1866-1956)
Sir William’s son; see Stirling Maxwell collection description.

S.M. 104S.M. 105; S.M. 220; S.M. 645S.M. 1435S.M. 1947; S.M. 1959; S.M. 1984; S.M. 1985; S.M. 1986; S.M. 1987

Stirling Maxwell, Sir William 9th baronet (1818-1878)
Art historian and collector; see ODNB and Stirling Maxwell collection description.

S.M. 104S.M. 105; S.M. 220; S.M. 645; S.M. 1435S.M. 1947; S.M. 1959; S.M. 1984; S.M. 1985; S.M. 1986S.M. 1987

Stockton-Hough, John (1845-1900)
American medical bibliophile and bibliographer


Strahan, William (18th century)

Bw.2.3; Bw.2.13

Strange, John (18th century)


Strangford, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount -- see Smythe, Percy Clinton Sydney 

Stratford, John (16th/17th century)


Strobel, Georgius (16th century)

BC4-c.22 (item 1); BC4-c.22 (item 3)

Strozzi family (15th-16th century)
Of Florence

BD9-d.10; Bg.2.25

Summers, James -- see Sommeres/Summers, James

Sunderland, Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of -- see Spencer, Charles, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1675-1722)

Sussex, Augustus Frederick, Duke of-- see Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)

Suthur, Henry (16th century)


Svajer or Schweier, Amadeo (1727-1791)
Of Augsburg, merchant-consul in Venice, art dealer


Sykes, Mark Masterman, Sir (1771-1823)
3rd Bt, of Sledmere House, Driffield, East Yorkshire; see ODNB and 'Catalogue of the splendid, curious, and extensive library of the late Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, Bart' (London: 1824).

BD7-c.12; BD9-e.2