Albertus Magnus: De animalibus.
Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 21 May 1495.
Fol. [*6] a-z6 [et]6 [con]6 [rum]6 A-P6 Q8. , 254 leaves. Leaves 60, 143, and 229 are misnumbered 90, 14 (with the missing “3” supplied by hand), and 234.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ia00225000; Goff A225; BMC V 346; Bod-inc A-100; GW 589.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||James Bonde (17th century): scored-through inscription “Codex Iacobi Bondj [...] 39” on Q8v; “J. Bonde” on Q8r.
Hugo Lewis (17th century): name on Q8v “Hugo Lewis”.
Owen Johnes (17th century): name on Q8v “Owen Johnes” followed by inscription “Owen Johnes the verie man whom I love, not onlie for his discurtesie ...”
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley; from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford: see below.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller: purchased all the Harleian printed books; top corner of first front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, 'Shrewsbury School bindings', p.114); revised price in pencil “7-6” adjacent to excision; probably no. 2516 “Alberti Magni de Animalibus lib. xxvi Venet. 1498” (with error in final digit of the date) in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London: 1745).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “T.2.7”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century speckled calf; covers decorated with a double blind-fillet border, a blind roll of repeated crescents added alongside joints; spine compartments, edges and turn-ins undecorated; green-edged leaves. Size: 316 x 211 mm.|
|Leaf size:||305 x 205 mm.|
|Annotations:||Number “2072” in ink on front flyleaf in an 18th-century hand; unread (ownership?) inscriptions on Q8r and Q8v.|