Praepositus, Nicolaus: Dispensarium ad aromatarios.

[Lyons:  Mathias Huss, ca. 1495]
Fol.   a-k8 l-n6.   [1], “folium. II.”-“XCVII”, [1], 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

Copy 1

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. 
Imperfections: None. 

Marginal annotations in Praepositus, Nicolaus: Dispensarium ad aromatarios

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Strathclyde U.L. Archives & Special Collections, Praepositus
Provenance: James “Paraffin” Young (1811-1883), Scottish industrial chemist: source unknown; bequeathed to the Young Chair of Technical Chemistry (subsequently the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, now the University of Strathclyde) as part of a large collection of early works on alchemy, chemistry and pharmacy; see John Ferguson, 'Bibliotheca chemica: a catalogue of the alchemical, chemical and pharmaceutical books in the collection of the late James Young of Kelly and Durris', 2 vols (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1906), vol. 2, pp. 223-4.
Binding: Unbound;  housed in a brown buckram-covered box.
Leaf size: 274 x 205 mm.
Annotations: Number “863” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on a1v.
Decoration: Two-line letter “Q” supplied in black ink on a2r.
Imperfections: None.

Held by Strathclyde University. Colophon of Praepositus, Nicolaus: Dispensarium ad aromatarios.