Burlaeus, Gualtherus: De vita et moribus philosophorum.
[Cologne]: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, [between 18 Mar. and 20 Sept. 1479]
8vo. [*8 **6] a-l8 m10.  leaves.
Format recorded as 4to in GW and Polain.
ISTC ib01316000; Goff B1316; BMC I 246; GW 5782.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bd.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Stephanus Brincklaeus, possibly to be identified with Stephen Brinkley (c.1550 - after 1585), clandestine printer: partially cropped inscription ‘Stepha[nus] Brinckl[aeus](?)’ in dull red ink on [*1r].
Nicholas Kinnersley (16th century) - possibly Nicholas Kinnersley of North Witham, Lincolnshire, matriculated Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 1576 aged 18, and student of Inner Temple, 1577 (see Foster, vol. 2, p. 857): inscription on [*1r] “Su[m] liber Nicholai Kinnerslei”, repeated on m10r.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplates on front and rear pastedowns (the latter bearing a former shelfmark “Aw.12.15”).
|Binding:||16th-century vellum over pasteboards; covers decorated with a single blind fillet border; traces of early handwriting (offsetting?) on exposed inner front board; vellum fragment from a liturgical manuscript bound-in at front (intended as a pastedown?) and overwritten with 16th-century English financial accounts; vellum fragment with three lines of unidentified Latin text bound-in at rear (also intended as a pastedown?); four paper flyleaves at rear, one of which has a watermark of a pot couronné; two paper stubs at front of volume - indicating removal of two flyleaves. Size: 168 x 120 mm.|
|Leaf size:||163 x 115 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal notes and underlining in a 16th-century hand; deleted (ownership?) inscription on [*1r] beginning “This is [...]” with a heavily cropped inscription in the lower margin; foliated from a2-m10 “fol. 2”-“fol. 98” in a 16th-century hand.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in brown ink in the early gatherings.|