Aristoteles: Ethica ad Nicomachum.

Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus.

[Bologna:  Ugo Rugerius?, ca. 1475]
4to.   [1-910].   [90] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ia00986000;  Goff A986;  BMC VI 806;  Bod-inc A-398;  GW 2369.
BMC notes:  “This tract has been retained under Rugerius, where Proctor placed it ... but it may belong rather to H. Malpiglius.”

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.27 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Collation follows BMC and Bod-inc, not GW.
Provenance: Venice, Augustinians, S. Salvator:  partially read inscription on 1/1v “Iste liber est mon[aster]ij s[anc]tj [word largely erased - Salvatoris(?)] d[e] ven[etiis].   Cuius vsus erat [unread abbreviations] flor / d[e] ven[etiis]”.
Gilles de Souvré, marquis de Courtenvaux (c. 1540-1626), maréchal de France:  painted coat of arms on 1/1r:  d’azure à cinq cotices d’or, above which is written the motto “Vng seul espoir”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 833 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 14 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “K.6.14”.
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:  233 x 160 mm.
Leaf size: 226 x 151 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in several 15th/16th-century hands;  frequent “nota” marks and pointing hands;  occasional underlining.
Decoration: Five-line initial “O” on 1/1r supplied in pink and purple on a gold square ground, the bowl of the letter filled-in with a flower(?) in pink, purple and green on a dark blue background;  the four margins of 1/1r decorated with a floral and foliate border edged with dark blue and gold, and in the lower margin is a painted coat of arms (see Provenance above);  other initials and paragraph marks throughout supplied in alternate red and blue.
Imperfections: None.

Decorated page incorporating coat of arms in Aristoteles: Ethica ad Nicomachum