Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: Opera.
Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria. Add: [Pseudo-] Aristoteles: De mundo, translated by Apuleius. Hermes Trismegistus: Asclepius, translated by Apuleius(?). Alcinous: Epitome disciplinarum Platonis, translated by Petrus Balbus.
Vicenza: Henricus de Sancto Ursio, Zenus (Rigo di ca Zeno), 9 Aug. 1488.
Fol. A6 a-m8.6 n-o8 p-u6.8 x-z6 &6 [con]6.  leaves, the first and last blank.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ia00935000; GW 2302; Goff A935; BMC VII 1047 (IB. 31851); Bod-inc A-370; CIBN A-493; BSB-Ink A-659.
‘De mundo’ is the Latin reworking by Apuleius of the Pseudo- Aristotelian tract. The attribution to Apuleius of the translation of Asclepius is queried by CIBN (A-492). The ‘Epitome disciplinarum Platonis’ has often been ascribed to Albinus Platonicus, but recent scholarship supports an attribution to Alcinous (cf. Bod-inc A-151).
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Evidence of a label removed from front flyleaf.|
|Provenance:||Antoine Benjamin Morin d’Hérouville, Danish Consul General at Naples from 1766 to 1771: lot 1444 at the Morin d’Hérouville sale, London: Leigh & Sotheby, 9 Mar. 1780.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Morin d’Hérouville sale for £0.2.6 according to the annotated BL copy of the Morin d’Hérouville sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 13(3).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.2.13”.
|Binding:||Italy, 17th/18th-century parchment decorated with double blind fillets and a blind lozenge-shaped centre-piece on each cover; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; front free endpaper has watermark incorporating within an orb the letters “D A C” and three six-petalled flower heads, below which is suspended a Maltese cross. Size: 306 x 215 mm.|
|Leaf size:||299 x 209 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations (some cropped) in a humanist hand mainly extracting keywords - predominantly in Latin, a few in Greek.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting A1 and the final two leaves.|