Augustinus, Aurelius: De vita beata.

Add: [Pseudo-] Augustinus (Caesarius Arelatenis): De fuga mulierum ; [Pseudo-] Bernardus Claravallensis (Bernardus Silvestris?): Speculum de honestate vitae.

[Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470-72]
4to. [1-38]. [24] leaves.
ISTC dates ca. 1470-72 following CIBN; Bod-inc dates ca. 1470. De fuga mulierum also known as De honestate mulierum. Speculum de honestate vitae also known as De forma vitae honestae.
ISTC ia01353000; GW 2932; Goff A1353; Bod-inc A-564; CIBN A-674; BSB-Ink A-881.

GIP number: A120
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Gerson, Johannes, De simplificatione cordis. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470].
Provenance: Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774):  heavily erased shelfmark and ownership inscription on 1/1r “B.13 deae(?) c[elestinorum] de metis”;  on lower margin of 1/3r a partially erased inscription “Istud volu[men] e[st] [conventus] [bea]te marie [ce]lesti[n]or[um] de metis Aug[...]”.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de  Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 48 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 14 livres 19 sous;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ax.7.10”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin, covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 218 x 147 mm.
Leaf size: 212 x 140 mm.
Annotations: Early signatures "a"-"c" in red ink;  gatherings numbered in black ink "1"-"3" in an early hand (numbers partially cropped);  both sequences continued in the second item in the volume, indicating that the two works were bound together at an early date.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red throughout; many capitals washed in faded yellow.
Imperfections: None.

Ownership inscription and shelfmark in Augustinus, Aurelius: De vita beata