Abulcasis: Liber servitoris de praeparatione medicinarum simplicium.
Translated by Abraham Tortuosiensis. Edited by Simon Genuensis.
Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.
4to. [110 2-48 510 68 712].  leaves.
ISTC ia00014000; Goff A14; BMC V 169 (IA. 19635); Bod-inc A-004; GW 130; CIBN A-8.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.26 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||5/4 (f.38) misbound after 5/6 (f.40).|
|Provenance:||Unidentified Italian owner (16th century): book-stamp on 1/1r depicting six mountains surmounted by a patriarchal cross, a crown and two palm leaves.
Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.: Mead’s shelfmark in ink “Nn,1,,7” on front free endpaper; lot 710, p. 73 (7 Dec. 1754) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London: 1754); sold for £0.6.6 according to the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 2945 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £3.4.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library; price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “An.7.5”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century calf; covers decorated with a border formed from a double gold fillet and a fleur-de-lys and anthemion roll in blind; gold-tooled spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 205 x 144 mm.|
|Leaf size:||200 x 140 mm.|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial “D” on 1/1r in pale pink on a square purple ground with a blue fleur-de-lys in centre of the initial and with minor floral decoration extending into inner margin; other two-line initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue; occasional paragraph marks in red or blue.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 5/7 and 5/8 (ff.41 and 42).|