Boniohannes de Messana: Speculum sapientiae.
[Vienne: Eberhard Frommolt, not after 5 July 1481]
4to. [1-158].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ic01019000; Goff C1019; BMC VIII 374; GW 7892.
Attributed on the title-page to Saint Cyrillus; the true author is Boniohannes de Messana (Kaeppeli I 699) - ISTC
Dated before 6 July 1481 by CIBN.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.18 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Gatherings 6, 7, 8 misbound between gatherings 1 and 2.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 224 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 9 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.7.8”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark. Size: 204 x 141 mm.|
|Leaf size:||198 x 137 mm.|
|Annotations:||Gatherings numbered at extreme left-hand lower corner of first recto leaf “1”-“15” (by the 18th-century binder?); interlinear correction to text on 15/5r (f.117r).|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout, many with pen-flourishing; frequent paragraph marks supplied in red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 15/8 (f.120).|