Ficinus, Marsilius: Epistolae.
[Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 24 Feb. 1497.
4to. [*]10 A-Z8 a-g8 h4. , I-CCXLIII,  leaves, the last blank.
Gathering [*] numbered 2-6, but not signed.
ISTC if00155000; Goff F155; BMC II 443 (IA. 7529); Bod-inc F-043; GW 9874
Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 2 held by the Mitchell Library
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.30 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Zelem (near Diest), Belgium, Carthusians, S. Johannes Baptista: partially deleted and torn inscription ‘P[er]tinet ad Cartusien[ses] i[n] zeelhe[m] p[ro]pe d[iest]’ on f. 1r.
Unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen) in 1770 (so dated in N.R. Ker, 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' [Glasgow: 1983], 15).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter as lot 4166 at the above sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 2 florins 8 sous according to Molini’s undated bill to Hunter; see University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers, H204.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “X.7.1”.
|Binding:||18th-century calf over 16th-century wooden boards (original covers lost), black leather title label on spine; originally a chained binding(?) - from evidence of a brass plate with rivets at top edge of inner front board; traces of two fore-edge clasps (both lost); vellum pastedowns now detached from their boards; front pastedown is the lower half of a leaf containing the text in two columns, with marginal glosses, taken from a manuscript of Boniface VIII, 'Liber sextus Decretalium', I, 12-14; rear pastedown is a fragment of a rubricated liturgical text written in two columns; front flyleaf has watermark of a Greek cross surmounted by initials - similar to Briquet 5564 and 5566. Size: 224 x 156 mm.|
|Leaf size:||212 x 150 mm.|
|Annotations:||Very occasional marginal notes and “nota” marks in a 16th-century hand; on h4v is a manuscript table of contents in a 16th-century hand for leaves I-XXIV (similar to the printed Tabula in the first gathering); inscription (17th century) on front flyleaf “JHS Ad huius p[rae]scripti(?) hon.”|