Leo Archipresbyter (tenth century) Historia Alexandri Magni and Gesta Romanorum

[Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, 1474]
bound with:
Jacobus de Theramo (1350 or 51–1417) Consolatio peccatorum seu Processus Belial [Louvain]: Johann Veldener, [between 7 August 1474 and 1475]

This volume contains three separate works, two of classical history and one of religious allegory, printed in the Low Countries in the mid-1470s and acquired soon after by a Scottish cleric. Henry Barry, rector of Collace in Perthshire, noted his acquisition at the head of the first blank page, and elsewhere recorded his subsequent gift of the volume to the Dominicans of Dundee. The monastery was destroyed in 1548, and later inscriptions indicate that the book passed through many different hands in the ensuing century. The binding and decoration of the volume appear to be Scottish, suggesting that the individual items were acquired separately by Barry and subsequently bound for him.


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