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].  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.
|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).|