Aldobrandino da Siena: Le livre pour garder la santé du corps.

[Lyons:  Martin Huss, ca. 1481]
Fol.   [a]2 b-i8 k6 l4.   [76] leaves.
Woodcut.
ISTC ia00368500;  GW 857;  CIBN A-199;  Hargreaves 6.

GW and ISTC date ca. 1481;  CIBN and Hargreaves date ca. 1480.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.27 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy (unlike the copies at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris) the initials “P” and “L” on b1r and the initial “C” on b8v have been supplied in woodcut, possibly stamped-in by hand.  Leaf l4 mounted.
Variant: [a1v], col. 1, line 2:  “aldebrandin”, not “Aldebrandin” as in GW;  b1r, col. 1, line 2:  “phiſique” as in CIBN and Hargreaves, not “phiſique.” as in GW;  c1r, col. 1, line 1:  “briefue” as in CIBN and Hargreaves, not “briefue-” as in GW; b1r, col. 2, line 15: “theorique par pratique ſauōs” cf. the different setting of this line in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, digitized copy
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1172  in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 36 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.26r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “An.4.12”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  268 x 196 mm.
Leaf size: 263 x 188 mm.
Annotations: Early manuscript title on [a1r] “Le remede du corps” in black ink;  on [a1v] “In no[m]i[n]e d[omi]ni” in red ink.
Decoration: Initials (a few with pen-flourishing) supplied in red or in red with reserved white;  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  capitals washed in yellow throughout;  underlining in red on [a1v] and [a2r] and on l4r;  woodcut on b1r coloured by hand.
Imperfections: None.

 

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