Johannes XXI, Pont. Max. (Petrus Hispanus): Thesaurus pauperum.
With additions by Petrus de Tussignano and Bernardus de Gordonio.
Antwerp: Thierry Martens, 22 May 1497.
Fol. a8 b6 c-f6.8.  leaves, the last blank.
Gathering c is unsigned.
ISTC ij00241000; Goff J241; BMC IX 204.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.4 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||f7v, final line of colophon has the misprinted date “1476” - cf. BMC.|
|Bound with:||When acquired by Hunter, this copy of the Thesaurus pauperum was bound with a copy of Nicolaus Praepositus': Dispensarium ad aromatarios. [Lyons: Mathias Huss, ca. 1495], 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." The Praepositus is now shelved at Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.2.|
|Provenance:||Jacobus (16th/17th century): inscription on a1r “Jacobus [...]” (surname unread).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.19”.
|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 “GR” countermark surmounted by crown; Hunter’s titling instructions to binder loosely inserted “Calf Gilt Petr. Yspan. Thes. Paup.” Size: 277 x 200 mm.|
|Leaf size:||274 x 198 mm.|
|Annotations:||Spaces for initials have small guide-letters supplied in brown ink in an early hand; 19th-century note on the author and his text on f8r.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the bifolium b1.6 (blank leaves inserted by binder).|