Benedictus de Nursia: De conservatione sanitatis.
[Rome: Stephan Plannck, ca. 1481-87]
4to. [1-78 86].  leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ib00316000; GW 3820; Goff B316; BSB-Ink R-186.
Author's name also recorded as Benedictus Riguardatus.
Dated from the use of the types (BSB-Ink) – cf. ISTC; dated [ca. 1485] in Goff and GW.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.12 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of three incunabula bound together. Bound with (2) Platina, Bartholomaeus, De honesta voluptate et valetudine. Cividale: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 24 Oct. 1480 (P63); (3) Montemagno, Bonaccursius de, Controversia de nobilitate. [Toulouse: Henricus Turner and Johannes Parix, ca. 1476-78] (M55).|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1171 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 10 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.7.17”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark. Size: 193 x 132 mm.|
|Leaf size:||186 x 124 mm.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 8/6.|