Magninus Mediolanensis: Regimen sanitatis.
Paris: Ulrich Gering, 5 Mar. 1483/84.
4to. a-o8 p4.  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC im00052000; Goff M52; Bod-inc M-016.
Author also known as Mayno de Mayneriis.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.31 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Gilbert Skene (1522?-1599), professor of medicine at King’s College, Aberdeen, and physician to James VI of Scotland - possible owner: inscription “Skeneus Medicus” written on the title-page of another incunable edition of the Regimen sanitatis of Magninus ([Paris:] Félix Baligault, for Claude Jaumar & Thomas Julian, [ca. June 1500] i.e. ISTC im00055000), which has been mounted on a blank sheet of paper and inserted before leaf a1 (the insertion of this sheet post dates the marginal wormhole present in the first half of the book); for an identical provenance see National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MS 29, which is a late 15th-century manuscript of the Regimen sanitatis of Magninus (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/100899922).
Sir John Skene, of Curriehill (ca. 1540-1617), Lord Clerk Register of Scotland - possible owner: inscription on the inserted printed title-page “Joannes Skene Cl[ericu]s Reg[ist]ri”.
John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector: lot 1346 in 'Bibliotheca Ratcliffiana' (1776).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter for £0.16.0 at the Ratcliffe sale according to the annotated BL copy of the Ratcliffe sale catalogue - shelfmark 822.d.6.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.10.15”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century mottled calf; covers decorated with a gold-tooled border; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; dark blue pastedowns; front and rear flyleaves show a partial Vryheyt lion watermark with motto “Pro Patria Eiusque Libertate” within an oval border surmounted by a crown. Size: 214 x 145 mm.|
|Leaf size:||208 x 137 mm.|
|Annotations:||Recipes for poultices and ointments written in a 15th/16th-century hand on a1r; the same hand has added brief marginal annotations on b7v and b8r; letter “C” in ink in an 18th-century hand on first front flyleaf; the number “651” in ink in an 18th-century hand on a2r; the number “376” in pencil in an 18th-century hand on a1r.|
|Decoration:||Four-line initial “I” on a2r supplied in red, blue and reserved white; other initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in red or blue; capitals washed in faded yellow.|