Imprint from colophon (h7 verso): Expliciunt meditationes deuotissimae totius vite domini nostri Jesu [christ]i s[ecundum] sanctu[m] Bonaue[n]tura[m] cardinale[m] or-dinis minor[um]. Impresse Papie impensis Jacopi de burgofrancho .1490. die .4. Martij.
A variant naming Birreta in place of Jacobus de Paucis Drapis is described in IGI 1899.
The attribution of the Meditationes to Bonaventure is spurious. Sometimes the Meditationes are attributed to Johannes de Caulibus.
Signatures: a-g⁸ h¹⁰ (a1 and h10=blank)
Chancery octavo; printed in double columns, b4 recto: 32 lines plus headline, 105 (111) x 72 mm; type: 65G; initial space with guide letter on a4 recto, Lombards elsewhere.
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.406.15 imperfect: h10 (blank) wanting. Engraving of St. Anne signed "Philippart" laid on to modern front flyleaf recto. Photograph on modern flyleaf at rear: "Sanctuaire De Notre-Dame De Laghet." Leaf dimensions 142 x 102 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.406.15 with bookplate of the BPL James Jackson Storrow Fund. Dealer's notes, etc. Inscription on early front flyleaf recto: "Iste liber emptus e[st] per me D: Guilhelmu[m] professum in sacro speru venetijs anno dm 1516 :r" and "Sum[m]e meditationes Bonauve[n]ture De passione d[omi]ni n[ost]ri ihesu cristi & uita" followed by three pages of mostly medical receipts written in Latin in the same hand, for example: "It[e]m Remediu[m] seu remedia [contra] lapidem et sepius probata." Four pages of receipts in German and Latin at the end, also in the same hand. Purchased from Lathrop C. Harper in September, 1976. Former call number Q.490.B64M.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.406.15 bound in modern paper wrappers with title inscribed "Meditations de [St.] Bonaventure sur la vie & 1516[struck out] 1490."
There's no title page or copyright statement in the original copy.
There are multiple pagination irregularities between p.58 and the end of the printed section -- pages out of order, two (different) pages marked as p.58 (one before p.59, and one after p.59), etc.