Augustinus, Aurelius [pseudo-]: De vita christiana.

[Mainz]:  Peter Schoeffer, [ca. 1470-75]
4to.   [18 210].   [18] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut printer's device in red.
ISTC ia01356000;  Goff A1356;  BMC I 37;  Bod-inc A-608;  GW 3039.

Pseudo- Augustinus (GW and Bod-inc);  the work has been doubtfully attributed to Pelagius or Fastidius.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.35 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 47 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 29 livres 19 sous;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.10.28 bis”.
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;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  193 x 130 mm.
Leaf size: 188 x 125 mm.
Annotations: First leaf of gathering 1 numbered “1” and first leaf of gathering 2 numbered “2” in an early hand;  one interlinear correction on 2/1r (f.9r) and a brief early marginal annotation (cropped) on 2/1v (f.9v);  occasional “nota” marks;  pointing hand on 1/6v.
Decoration: Three-line initial “E” on 1/1r supplied in red;  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout and capital strokes in faded yellow.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

 

Page of text with manuscript additions from 'De vita christiana'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.35.