Praepositus, Nicolaus: Dispensarium ad aromatarios.
[Lyons: Mathias Huss, ca. 1495]
Fol. a-k8 l-n6. , “folium. II.”-“XCVII”, , the final leaf blank.
ISTC ip00955000; Goff P955; BMC VIII 267.
Dated ca. 1495 by ISTC and BSB-Ink; dated ca. 1499 by Goff and Walsh.
Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow and copy 2 held by University of Strathclyde
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||When acquired by Hunter, this copy of the Dispensarium ad aromatarios was bound with a copy (with misprinted colophon date “1476”) of Johannes XXI, Pont. Max. (Petrus Hispanus), Thesaurus pauperum. Antwerp: Thierry Martens, 22 May 1497, and he subsequently had the two works bound separately; see Hunter’s undated manuscript note tipped-in at the front of his copy of the Dispensarium, in which he believed both works were printed by Martens and in which he described the make-up of his copy at the time of purchase: “This book is the same sort of paper, the same type, and the same columns &c as the Yspanus (Thesaurus Pauperum) Antwerp, 1476. The only difference I can observe is that this has the folia numbered & a Register at the end so that I presume it was printed by the same person but later, & as a confirmation I bought them bound up together in very old binding.”|
|Provenance:||William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book-label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.5.16”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century brown calf; gold-tooled spine, with William Hunter’s personal binding tool of a hunting horn suspended on cords in bottom compartment; sprinkled red-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; flyleaves have a Pro Patria watermark and “G R” surmounted by crown countermark. Size: 278 x 200 mm.|
|Leaf size:||272 x 195 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotation in a 16th-century hand on i5v relating to “pillule stomatice”; 18th-century note on the author tipped in at front, to which Hunter has added an annotation regarding the make-up of his copy at the time of purchase (see under “Bound with”).|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red; several guide-letters added in brown in ink in absence of printed guide-letters.|