Celsus, Aurelius Cornelius: De medicina.
Venice: Philippus Pincius, for Benedictus Fontana, 6 May 1497.
Fol. A8 b-l8 m6.  ix-xci  leaves. Woodcut printer's device.
ISTC ic00367000; GW 6459; Goff C367; BMC V 498 (IB. 23677); Bod-inc C-163; CIBN C-210; BSB-Ink C-210
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Unidentified 17th-century library: a cropped and partially erased inscription on A2r “Bibliothece Colleg[...]”.
George Henry Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull (1689-1758): on A1r “Ex dono illustrissimi Comitis de Kinoul anno domini 1720. Robertus Gray.”
Robert Gray (fl. 1664-1722), Doctor of Medicine, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1664, Fellow 1687: see above.
Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.: Mead’s shelfmark in ink “OO,5,,17.” on first front flyleaf - below which in pencil “15th 475 £1-2-0” i.e. lot 475, p. 62 (4 Dec. 1754) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London: 1754); price £1.2.0 confirmed in the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: perhaps purchased at the Mead sale.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Al.4.2”.
|Binding:||18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin; covers have a border of decorative rolls with an ornament at the inner corners; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers. Size: 308 x 212 mm.|
|Leaf size:||300 x 199 mm.|
|Annotations:||A few marginal annotations, nota marks, manicules and underlining in quire A; instructions to binder on A1r ‘CELSVS / PINZI / VEN / 1497’.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in alternate blue and red throughout, some with reserved white.|