Benedictus de Nursia: De conservatione sanitatis.

[Rome:  Stephan Plannck, ca. 1481-87]
4to.   [1-78 86].   [62] 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. 

GIP number: B26
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.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 8/6.

 

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