Aristoteles: Ethica ad Nicomachum.
Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus.
[Bologna: Ugo Rugerius?, ca. 1475]
4to. [1-910].  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.|