Burlaeus, Gualtherus: De vita et moribus philosophorum (with the lives of Petrarch & Boethius, and Dicta philosophorum).
[Cologne: Printer of the 'Flores Sancti Augustini' (Johann Schilling), for William Caxton, ca. 1472]
Fol. [1-410 58 610].  leaves.
ISTC ib01318000; Goff B1318; BMC I 234; Bod-inc B-609; GW 5784.
Printer tentatively identified as Johann Veldener by S. Corsten, in 'Journal of the Printing Historical Society' 11 (1976/77) pp. 1-18, but as Schilling working for Caxton by Needham (Corsten Festschrift) pp. 117-20.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.6 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 758 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris: 1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 24 livres 4 sous; see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “O.3.2”.
|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: 294 x 208 mm.|
|Leaf size:||288 x 200 mm.|
|Annotations:||Foliated in an early hand from 1/2 onwards “1”-“55”, “57”-“58”.|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial “D” on 1/2r supplied in red and faded blue; other initials supplied in alternate red and faded blue throughout; occasional paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red.|