Jamblichus: De mysteriis Aegyptiorum, Chaldaeorum, Assyriorum.
Translated by Marsilius Ficinus. Add: Proclus Diadochus: In Platonicum Alcibiadem; De sacrificio et magia; Porphyrius: De divinis et daemonibus; Synesius: De somniis; Michael Psellus: De daemonibus; Priscianus Lydus: In Theophrastum De sensu; Alcinous: De doctrina Platonis (erroneously attributed to Albinus); Speusippus: De Platonis definitionibus; Pseudo- Pythagoras: Aurea verba et symbola; Xenocrates: De morte; Marsilius Ficinus: De voluptate.
Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Sept. 1497.
Fol. a-i8 K4 L-M6 N-O8 p-q8 R-Z8 &10.  leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initial on a2r.
ISTC ij00216000; Goff J216; BMC V 557; Bod-inc J-093.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.18 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||a2 incorrectly signed “aiii” as in BMC copy IB24446, not “aii” as in BMC copy IB24445; K2r: final word is mis-spelled “abente” as in BMC copy IB24445, not “absente” as in BMC copy IB24446.|
|Provenance:||Aimar de Ranconet (1498-1559), French humanist scholar - possible owner: inscription on a1r “S[um] bibliothecae Ranconeti [Ch?]arpentiae”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 829 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 38 livres 1 sou; 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 “A.5.20”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark. Size: 308 x 216 mm.|
|Leaf size:||300 x 206 mm.|
|Annotations:||Fairly frequent marginal annotations and underlining in the same hand that wrote the provenance inscription; foliated in an early hand “1”-“120” from a2-R1; 16th-century shelfmark or inventory number “R.108” in ink on a1r. Imprint details added in manuscript on title-page.|
|Decoration:||The margins of a2r have a decorative border of stylised red and blue trefoils arranged in a chequer pattern; initials throughout supplied in red and blue with reserved white; paragraph marks supplied in alternate red and blue throughout; capitals washed in yellow throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf &10.|