Bindo de Senis: Aurea Biblia, sive Repertorium aureum Bibliorum.

[Cologne:  Ludwig von Renchen, c. 1487]
4to.  a-t8 v-x4 y8.  [168] leaves (y6-8 blank).
ISTC ir00018500;  Polain(B) 3298 = 3299;  Bod-inc B-345E;  CIBN R-14.

Entered jointly under Antonius Rampigollis and Bindo de Senis by ISTC;  according to Goff the prologue only is by Rampigollis, the text by Bindo de Senis.

Proctor assigned to [Strassburg:  Printer of Vitas Patrum].

GIP number: B74
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.39 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Johannes Byll or Hyll (16th/17th century):  partially deleted inscription ‘Johan[ne]s [b?]yll (alias) Schysbury(?)’ on a1v.
John Reed (or perhaps Beed) (fl. 1700):  ‘Liber Johanes R(?)eed Aprill the 20 1700’ on a1r;  name repeated on the one surviving final blank leaf ‘John R(?)eed’ followed by a cropped date and the annotation ‘Hic codex est meus testis est deus || Siquis in querit hic nomen erit’.
John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector:  sale (1776), lot 1355 (‘compendium biblie quod aureum alias biblie reportorum nuncupatur’).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased for £0.3.6 at the Ratcliffe sale;  see the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue.
Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “An.7.12”.
Binding: Scotland, rebound in parchment Dec. 1966, by Ernest Riley, replacing a binding of quarter goatskin;  spine lettered in gold;  new plain endpapers;  marbled paper sides;  earlier gilt-edging of leaves retained;  binder’s note loosely inserted at end.   Size:  190 x 138 mm.
Leaf size: 180 x 129 mm.
Annotations: Evidence of single letters of the alphabet added in dictionary order, in an early hand, to the top corner of recto leaves as a means of navigating the text;  large letter “C” in ink in top right hand corner of a1r;  partially read inscription in top margin of a1r “p[er] d. [...] p[ri]mariu[m](?)”.
Decoration: Initials added in brown ink.
Imperfections: Wanting leaf y2 and two of the three blank leaves at the end of quire y.

Ownership inscription in Bindo de Senis: Aurea Biblia, sive Repertorium aureum Bibliorum