Albertus Magnus: De animalibus.

Venice:  Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 21 May 1495.
Fol.   [pi6] a-z6 [et]6 [con]6 [rum]6 A-P6 Q8.   [6], 254 leaves.   Leaves 60, 143, and 229 are misnumbered 90, 14 (with the missing “3” supplied by hand), and 234.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ia00225000; GW 589; Goff A225; BMC V 346 (IB. 21079); Bod-inc A-100; CIBN A-117; BSB-Ink A-144.

GIP number: A16
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: James Bonde (17th century):  scored-through inscription “Codex Iacobi Bondj [...] 39” on Q8v;  “J. Bonde” on Q8r.
Hugo Lewis (17th century):  name on Q8v “Hugo Lewis”.
Owen Johnes (17th century):  name on Q8v “Owen Johnes” followed by inscription “Owen Johnes the verie man whom I love, not onlie for his discurtesie ...”
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see below.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  top corner of first front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, 'Shrewsbury School bindings', p.114);  revised price in pencil “7-6” adjacent to excision;  probably no. 2516 “Alberti Magni de Animalibus lib. xxvi Venet. 1498” (with error in final digit of the date) in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London:  1745).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “T.2.7”.
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled calf;  covers decorated with a double blind-fillet border, a blind roll of repeated crescents added alongside joints;  spine compartments, edges and turn-ins undecorated;  green-edged leaves.   Size:  316 x 211 mm.
Leaf size: 305 x 205 mm.
Annotations: Number “2072” in ink on front flyleaf in an 18th-century hand;  unread (ownership?) inscriptions on Q8r and Q8v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Colophon in Albertus Magnus: De animalibus