Ambrosius: Expositio in evangelium S. Lucae.
Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1476.
Fol. [1-210 312 4-1310.8 14-1510 166 (16/5+1) 1710].  leaves.
ISTC ia00554000; Goff A554; BMC II 344; Bod-inc A-231; GW 1602.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Blind impressions of seven lines of type on 1/1v, of one line of type on 2/1r (f.11r), and of six lines of type on 17/10r (f.159r) - cf. BMC and Walsh 561 for details.|
|Note:||Blank stub visible between 16/1 and 16/2 (ff.143 and 144).|
|Variants:||2/9r (f.19r), final line ends “venit.”, not “venit” cf. CIBN A-293; 17/10r (f.159r), line 12 reads “... ſtanneis ...”, as in BMC and GW’s main description, not “... ſtagneis ...” as in GW’s Anm.|
|Provenance:||Arnstein ob der Lahn (near Koblenz), Premonstratensians, BVM and S. Nicholas: inscription on 1/2r “Liber sancte Marie sanctiq[ue] Nicholai patronor[um] in Arnstey[n]”.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley; from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford: see Binding.
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); no. 1309 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 3 (London: 1744) and no. 2385 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London: 1745).
John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector: Ratcliffe’s inscription “Perfect” on a slip of paper stuck down on 1/1r; lot 809 in 'Bibliotheca Ratcliffiana' (1776).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter for £3.3.0 at the Ratcliffe sale according to the annotated BL copy of the Ratcliffe sale catalogue (shelfmark 822.d.6).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “T.5.3”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco; bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman. On both covers triple fillets form a frame, within which are two ornamental rolls, the first of interlocking crescents and the second is Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 4. Both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made up of several individual tools including Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 1a, 1b, 3, 5, 11. The spine tools include Chapman nos 4 and 13; the turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2; marbled endpapers. Size: 323 x 218 mm.|
|Leaf size:||312 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations throughout in more than one 16th-century hand, including frequent Biblical references; some corrections of text, and renumbering of book numbers; chapter numbers of St Luke’s gospel supplied throughout as a running heading; 16th-century manuscript title on 1/1r “Ambrosius super Lucam & dividitur In decem Libros” above which is an earlier manuscript title which has been scored through; early manuscript signatures throughout (with occasional evidence of a duplicate set of signatures in some gatherings).|
|Decoration:||Woodcut initials decorated in red throughout; capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.|