Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae.  Commentary by [Pseudo-] Thomas Aquinas (Thomas Waleys?).

Nuremberg:  Anton Koberger, 12 Nov. 1476.
Fol. [16 210 38 410 56 6-1110 126 13-1410 158 166].  [140] leaves (1/1, 2/1, 6/1, 12/6, 16/6 i.e. ff. 1, 7, 41, 106, 140 blank).
ISTC ib00771000;  GW 4526;  Goff B771;  BMC II 413 (IC. 7134);  Bod-inc B-392;  CIBN B-561;  BSB Ink B-596.
The make-up of this copy follows the corrected collation of BMC, not that of Bod-inc and Polain.

The commentary, ascribed in the text to Thomas Aquinas, is now believed to be by Thomas Waleys - cf. ISTC.

GIP number: B86
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.1.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Düren (North-Rhine Westphalia) - unidentified religious house:  inscription on 1/2r  “Pr[o] conuentu Durensi appositi a[nn]o 1642”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 862  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 75 livres 1 sou;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.6.18”.
Binding: France, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  covers have a deep border composed of an acanthus roll and a floral roll, and a centre panel formed by an acanthus roll with ornaments at its inner and outer corners;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gauffered gilt-edged leaves;  three silk bookmarks - the first yellow, second pink, third green;  fleur-de-lys watermark on front flyleaf and countermark “I V” on rear flyleaf.  Size:  379 x 275 mm.
Leaf size: 366 x 263 mm.
Annotations: A few interlinear annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand in quires 2, 4 and 5;  brief marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand on 7/5r (f. 55r);  occasional manicules and underlining.
Decoration: Six-line initial “C” on 2/2r (f. 8r) supplied in purple and pink on a square ground of patterned gold edged with black, from which decorative purple pen-work extends into the inner margin;  principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white and with added pen-work decoration;  other initials and paragraph marks throughout supplied in alternate red and blue, often with marginal flourishes;  capital strokes in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1, 6/1, and 16/6 (i. e. ff. 1, 41, and 140).

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