Silvaticus, Matthaeus: Liber pandectarum medicinae.

Edited by Matthaeus Moretus.

Strassburg:  The R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), ca. 1480.
Fol.   [16 28 3-710 8-138.10.10 14-168 176 1810 19-228 236 24-288 29-3010 31-328 3310 34-368].   [308] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00514000;  Goff S514;  BMC I 64.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.1.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Gallemans(?), (16th/17th century):  wormed inscription on 1/2r “Gallemanus(?)”
Joseph Letherland (1699-1764), physician:  Letherland’s shelfmark “C.7/2” in pencil on front pastedown, repeated on front free endpaper (cf. J.B. Oldham, ‘Shrewsbury School Library’, 'The Library', 5th series, vol. XIV, (1959) p. 95);  lot 1126 in 'A catalogue of the genuine and truly valuable library of ... Dr. Joseph Letherland ... which will be sold by auction, by Samuel Baker ... on Thursday, March the 14th 1765 ...' [London:  1765].
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Letherland sale for £0.10.6 according to the annotated BL copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2);  the price “10-6” in pencil on front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.2.20”.
Binding: 18th-century calf;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  397 x 280 mm.
Leaf size: 385 x 275 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in several 15th/16th-century hands;  occasional “nota” marks, underlining and pointing hands;  three large outline letters roughly drawn in pencil “n d p(?)”;  heavily obliterated inscription on 36/8v (f. 308v);  18th-century code in ink “3-0 / 1/3” on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: Seven-line initial “N” on 1/2r supplied in gold and blue with reserved white and embellished with black and red pen-work;  other initials supplied in red throughout (occasionally in red and reserved white);  occasional guide-letters in brown ink;  paragraph marks in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

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