Augustinus, Aurelius [pseudo-]: De cognitione verae vitae.
[Mainz]: Peter Schoeffer, [ca. 1475?]
4to. [1-38 410].  leaves.
Also attributed to Honorius Augustodunensis.
Polain(B) 420 dates ca. 1470-75.
Woodcut printer's device in red.
ISTC ia01249000; GW 2938; Goff A1249; BMC I 38 (IA. 276); Bod-inc A-567; CIBN A-724; BSB-Ink H-330.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.34 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||As in the two BMC copies, corrections of misprints in the words “aquilíno” (line 1) and “meōris” (line 8) on [a1v] (leaf [1v]) are present in this copy and were probably made by the printer.|
|Provenance:||Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774): inscription on final blank page 4/10v (f.34v) “Celestinor[um] de Metis N. 6”.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 46 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 36 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 “Ag.10.25”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark. Size: 194 x 131 mm.|
|Leaf size:||188 x 126 mm.|
|Annotations:||Quires numbered "1"-"4" in an early hand. Note by T. F. Dibdin (1776-1847) on front flyleaf: "This edition is unknown to me ... see B.S. vol. 1 184".|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout (with occasional pen-flourishing), one initial supplied in black; paragraph marks supplied in red throughout and capital strokes in faded yellow.|