Aesopus: Vita et Fabulae [Greek]. Vita et Fabulae [Latin].
Translated by Rinucius. Fabulae selectae [Greek and Latin]. Edited by Bonus Accursius.
[Milan]: Bonus Accursius, [ca. 1478]
4to. A-F8 g-h8 i6 (stamped); a-f8 2g8 [2h4] 2a-b8 2C-D8 2E6.  leaves, leaf 130 blank.
ISTC ia00098000; GW 313; Goff A98; BMC VI 754 (IB. 26555); Bod-inc A-043; CIBN A-53; BSB-Ink A-67.
A few copies have the signatures in the first section stamped low down on the page - cf. Bod-inc’s collation - but most copies, including this one, bear no trace of signatures in the first section - cf. BMC note.
Dated by CIBN; GW and others date ca. 1480.
Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||Bound as the first item with: Tōn hepta sophōn ... Septem sapientum et eorum qui cum ijs adnumerantur, apophthegmata, consilia & praecepta. Paris: Guillaume Morel, 1554.|
|Provenance:||Unidentified monastic owner: partially obliterated inscription in a 16th-century hand on A1r “... ord[in]is S. Basilij Magni”.
Antonio Maria Salviati (1537-1602), Cardinal: slightly smudged armorial book-stamp in red on A1r, probably the arms of Antonio Maria Salviati, created Cardinal in 1583.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.5.10”.
|Binding:||18th-century brown calf decorated with a single gold fillet border; gold-tooled spine; red-edged leaves. Size: 213 x 144 mm.|
|Leaf size:||209 x 141 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional single word corrections in black ink in an early hand; occasional “nota” marks in red ink; date or number “1670” in ink on A1r; 18th-century shelfmark(?) or inventory number(?) “15N.5/164” in ink also on A1r; annotation on front pastedown in an 18th-century hand “De hâc Editione vide Mattairii [sic] Annalium Vol. 5. Pag. 764. Vidi Exemplar integrum Lipsiae apud Bernerum Mediolani impressum anno 1481”.|
|Imperfections:||First 32 leaves only; wanting all after gathering D of the first section.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.32 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 666 (“compact. in corio turcico, cum foliis deauratis, Mediolan, ap. Bonum Accursium, 1481”) in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana ...' on p. 3 (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £6.6.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library; price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.5.8”.
|Binding:||18th-century red goatskin decorated with a gold fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; yellow-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 213 x 150 mm.|
|Leaf size:||205 x 144 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent 16th-century marginal annotations in Latin in a 16th-century hand (many washed out); foliated in a 16th-century hand “1”-“69” from A2 onwards.|
|Imperfections:||First 70 leaves only; wanting all after gathering i.|