[Naples: Sixtus Riessinger, ca. 1473-78]
Fol. [1-38 46 58 610 7-108 116 12-158 16-176 18-288 296].  leaves, leaf  blank.
ISTC ia01012000; GW 2390; Goff A1012; BMC VI 856 (IB. 29330); CIBN A-533.
Contents: Porphyrius: Isagoge in Aristotelis praedicamenta; translation and commentary by Boethius. Aristoteles: Praedicamenta; translation and commentary by Boethius. Pseudo- Gilbertus Porretanus: Liber sex principiorum; commentary by Albertus Magnus. Aristoteles: De interpretatione; translated by Boethius. Analytica posteriora; translated by Jacobus Veneticus, commentary by Robertus Grosseteste. De vita Aristotelis ex libris Laertii, Leonardi Bruni Aretini et Tortelli excerpta.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.18 (see main library entry for this item )|
|Provenance:||Mario Maffei (1463-1537), from Volterra, Tuscany; Bishop of Aquino 1516-25; Bishop of Cavaillon 1525-37: inscription on 1/1r “MARIVS MAFFEVS VOLATERRANVS” and at foot of 1/2r “De fig[liuo]li et ered[i] d[i] m Mario Maffei”. Not listed in José Ruysschaert, ‘Recherche des deux bibliothèques romaines Maffei des XVe et XVIe siècles, La Bibliofilia, 60 (1958), 306-55.
Robert Gray (fl. 1664-1722), Doctor of Medicine, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1664, Fellow 1687: inscription on 1/1r “Ex lib: Roberti Gray colleg medicorum Londin: et Edinburg socii 1722”.
Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician: Hoblyn's acquisition note "4s (7.) α/1745/6” on front pastedown; Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards; lot 4606 in 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1778).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £1.1.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ar.3.9”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century speckled calf; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border; gold-tooled spine. Size: 299 x 217 mm.|
|Leaf size:||290 x 209 mm.|
|Annotations:||All gatherings signed with early manuscript signatures; frequent marginal annotations in humanist hands in black or brown ink - red ink used on 6/1r (f.39r); a few “nota” marks and manicules; at top margin of 1/2r the number “575” (last digit altered from a “6”).|
|Decoration:||On 1/2r a five-line initial “S” in purple, dull yellow, green and blue is set on a square gold ground bordered by double black lines; the illumination extends into the margin in the shape of a vertical gold bar bordered by double black lines and decorated with three blue and purple floral motifs; at the head and foot of the gold bar floral motifs in blue, purple and gold extend into the top and bottom margins. Other initials supplied throughout in red with pen-work decoration in violet, in blue with pen-work decoration in red or in violet; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 29/6 (f.224), which contains the register; worming throughout with regular loss of letters.|