Augustinus, Aurelius [pseudo-]: De vita christiana.

Add:  De singularitate clericorum.

[Cologne]:  Ulrich Zel, 1467.
4to.   [1-78].   [56] leaves, 1, 21, 55 and 56 blank.
ISTC ia01355000; GW 3038; Goff A1355; BMC I 179 (IA. 2713); Bod-inc A-607; CIBN A-773; BSB-Ink P-122.

The De vita christiana has been doubtfully attributed to Pelagius or Fastidius;  the De singularitate clericorum is also attributed to Pseudo- Cyprianus.

GIP number: A123
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.24 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Johannes Chrysostomus, Liber de eo quod nemo laeditur ab alio nisi a semetipso fuerit laesus.  [Cologne:  Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470].
Note: Four printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 244 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769), where the binding is incorrectly described as “mar. r.”
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 58 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v), where the binding is correctly described as “M: Cit:”
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ay.5.12”.
Binding: France, 18th-century citron goatskin ("morocco"), decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  blue silk bookmark.   Size:  220 x 147 mm.
Leaf size: 215 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand, often extracting keywords;  occasional manicules, “nota” marks and underlining;  erased ownership(?) inscription on 1/2r;  heavily washed-out annotation on 3/6r (f.22r) probably relating to the attribution of the De singularitate clericorum to Cyprianus;  on 1/1r (the first blank leaf) is a full page of Latin text in a 16th-century hand headed “De Confessione”;  on 7/7v (f.56v) is an inscription in French in a 17th/18th-century hand beginning “Mosieur mon cosin ...”
Decoration: Four-line initial “E” on 1/2r, four-line initial “C” on 1/3r and four-line initial “M” on 3/6r (f.22r) supplied in red;  paragraph marks and capital strokes in red on the same leaves.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript notes in Augustinus, Aurelius [pseudo-]: De vita christiana