Augustinus, Aurelius [pseudo-]: De vita christiana.
Add: De singularitate clericorum.
[Cologne]: Ulrich Zel, 1467.
4to. [1-78].  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.
|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.|