Adrianus Carthusiensis: De remediis utriusque fortunae.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470]
4to.   [1-128 136 14-198 2010].   [160] leaves.
ISTC ia00054000;  Goff A54;  BMC I 188;  Bod-inc A-023;  GW 227.

Dated ca. 1470-72 by D. Hillard, 'Catalogues régionaux des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France', vol. 6:  'Bibliothèque Mazarine' (Paris:  1989), no. 12.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian By.3.30 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774):  inscription in black ink on 1/3r “Istud volu[men] est co[n]ue[n]t[us] b[ea]te virginis ma[ri]e celestinor[um] de met[is]”;  inscription in black ink (in a different hand) on 20/10v (f. 160v) “Celestinor[um] de Metis” together with a shelfmark “R.33” (above which, in crimson ink in an early hand, is a number(?) “10oo”).
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 151 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 24 livres;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ay.5.14”.
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:  215 x 147 mm.
Leaf size: 209 x 141 mm.
Annotations: Frequent 15th/16th-century marginal annotations in several hands;  frequent pointing hands;  occasional “nota” marks;  occasional hyphens added at end of lines;  evidence of 15th/16th-century manuscript signatures in several gatherings;  1/3 is numbered “primu[m] foliu[m]” in a 16th-century hand and the foliation continues “2” to “100” ending on 13/6 (f. 102).
Decoration: Four-line initial “Q” supplied in red on 1/1r with face in brown pen-and-ink added to the body of the letter and with further brown pen-work surrounding the letter;  four-line initial “S” supplied in red in gathering 1;  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  a few initials stroked in yellow.
Imperfections: None.

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