Burlaeus, Gualtherus: De vita et moribus philosophorum.

[Cologne]:  Conrad Winters, de Homborch, [between 18 Mar. and 20 Sept. 1479]
8vo.  π8 6 a-l8 m10.  [112] leaves.
Format recorded as 4to in GW, Polain, Walsh.
ISTC ib01316000;  GW 5782;  Goff B1316;  BMC I 246 (IA. 4111);  CIBN B-931.

Complete edition.

GIP number: B119
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bd.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Stephanus Brincklaeus, possibly to be identified with Stephen Brinkley (c.1550 - after 1585), clandestine printer:  partially cropped inscription ‘Stepha[nus] Brinckl[aeus](?)’ in dull red ink on π1r.
Nicholas Kinnersley (16th century) - possibly Nicholas Kinnersley of North Witham, Lincolnshire, matriculated Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 1576 aged 18, and student of Inner Temple, 1577 (see Foster, vol. II, p. 857):  inscription on π1r “Su[m] liber Nicholai Kinnerslei”, repeated on m10r.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplates on front and rear pastedowns (the latter bearing a former shelfmark “Aw.12.15”).
Binding: 16th-century parchment over pasteboards;  covers decorated with a single blind fillet border;  traces of early handwriting (offsetting?) on exposed inner front board;  parchment fragment from a liturgical manuscript bound-in at front (intended as a pastedown?) and overwritten with 16th-century English financial accounts;  parchment fragment with three lines of unidentified Latin text bound-in at rear (also intended as a pastedown?);  four paper flyleaves at rear, one of which has a watermark of a pot couronné;  two paper stubs at front of volume - indicating removal of two flyleaves.  Size:  168 x 120 mm.
Leaf size: 163 x 115 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal notes and underlining in a 16th-century hand;  deleted (ownership?) inscription on π1r beginning “This is [...]” with a heavily cropped inscription in the lower margin;  foliated from a2-m10 “fol. 2”-“fol. 98” in a 16th-century hand.
Decoration: Initials supplied in brown ink in the early quires.
Imperfections:  None.

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