Hylton, Walter: Scala perfectionis [English] The ladder of perfection. Vita mixta [English]. Mixed life.

[Westminster]:  Wynkyn de Worde, 1494.
Fol. a4 b-q8 r6 ſ4 (ſ4+1) A8 B6. [149] leaves.
Leaf i1 is signed “hi”, leaves m1-4 are signed “ki”-“kiiii”, leaf ſ2 is signed “t2”.
Woodcut; woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ih00564000; Goff H564; BMC XI 190; GW 12476.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The signature errors in gathering m are corrected in pen-and-ink.
Note: Early repairs with vellum strips to several marginal tears.
Provenance: James West (1703-1772), politician and antiquary: lot 1877 in 'Bibliotheca Westiana' (1773).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased at the West sale for £2.12.6 according to the annotated copy of the West sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu31-a.9).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “M.3.11”.
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled brown calf, covers decorated with a border formed by a double gold fillet and a blind floral roll; two of the six spine compartments have dark green leather title labels added; the remaining four spine compartments have a red leather covering added, which is tooled with a “Gothic window” design; dark blue paper pastedowns; slight evidence of manuscript lettering on fore-edge. Size: 297 x 213 mm.
Leaf size: 285 x 200 mm. (except for a2-4, b1:  285 x 188 mm.)
Annotations: “Nota” marks in margins of e1r and n4r;  pointing hand on m6r;  18th-century reference in ink to “Ames 25” on first front flyleaf, above which, in pencil, is an 18th-century price “2-2-0”.
Decoration: None. 
Imperfections:

Wanting a1, d7, and (as in the majority of recorded copies) the last two gatherings A and B (Vita mixta).

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