Abulcasis: Liber servitoris de praeparatione medicinarum simplicium.

Translated by Abraham Tortuosiensis.   Edited by Simon Genuensis.

Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.
4to.   [110 2-48 510 68 712].   [64] leaves.
ISTC ia00014000;  Goff A14;  BMC V 169;  Bod-inc A-004;  GW 130.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.26 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: 5/4 (f.38) misbound after 5/6 (f.40).
Provenance: Unidentified Italian owner (16th century):  book-stamp on 1/1r depicting six mountains surmounted by a patriarchal cross, a crown and two palm leaves.
Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.:  Mead’s shelfmark in ink “Nn,1.7” on front free endpaper;  lot 710, p. 73 (7 Dec. 1754) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London:  1754);  sold for £0.6.6 according to the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 2945 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana ...' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £3.4.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library;  price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “An.7.5”.
Binding: England, 18th-century calf; covers decorated with a border formed from a double gold fillet and a fleur-de-lis and anthemion roll in blind; gold-tooled spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 205 x 144 mm.
Leaf size: 200 x 140 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Six-line initial “D” on 1/1r in pale pink on a square purple ground with a blue fleur-de-lis in centre of the initial and with minor floral decoration extending into inner margin;  other initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue;  occasional paragraph marks in red or blue.
Imperfections: Wanting 5/7 and 5/8 (ff.41 and 42).

Decorated intial and book stamp in Abulcasis: Liber servitoris de praeparatione medicinarum simplicium