Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae.
Commentary by [Pseudo-] Thomas Aquinas (Thomas Waleys?). Add: Compendiosa consolationis resumptio.
Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 1484.
Fol. a-z8 ⁊6 ↄ6.  leaves (a1, ↄ6 blank).
ISTC ib00778000; GW 4534; Goff B778; BMC IX 142 (IB. 49172); Bod-inc B-395; CIBN B-568.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Note:||Bifolium o4.5 misbound before o3.6 (annotations in a late 15th/early 16th-century hand in the lower margins of o2v, o3v, o5v indicate the misplacement is of an early date).|
|Provenance:||Thomas Molyneux (17th century): signature on b1r “Tho: Molyneux”; initials “T: M:” on a2r; on detached fragment of front free endpaper a note “14to die Sept: 1680.” and below colophon “N.B. Liber hic Impressus est 36. annis post artis Typographicae Inventionem” - both notes probably by Molyneux.
Thomas Patrick Young (1727-1778), D.D., F.S.A., of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge: armorial bookplate (Franks 32933).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.4.1”.
|Binding:||Low Countries, 17th-century calf; covers decorated with a double blind-fillet frame with a floral tool at inner corners; rear free endpaper has arms of Amsterdam watermark; rebacked in the 19th or 20th century; original pastedowns remain. Size: 272 x 206 mm.|
|Leaf size:||267 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal nota marks; annotations in a late 15th/early 16th-century hand on the lower margins of o2v, o3v, o5v (see Note above); on rear pastedown the number “IIII X”; on rear free endpaper a price “3gl. 10st.”|
|Decoration:||Eight-line initial “P” on b1r supplied in red with reserved white; similar initials at the beginning of each book; other initials supplied in red throughout (a few with marginal pen-flourishing); paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1.|