The Chastysing of Goddes chyldern.

Add:  William Flete:  De remediis contra temptationes.  [In the second English translation]: Remedy against the troubles of temptations.

[Westminster:  Wynkyn de Worde, ca. 1492-93]
Fol. π2 A-G6 H4.   [48] leaves.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC ic00430000;  GW 6583;  Goff C430;  BMC XI 182 (IB. 55150);  Bod-inc C-171;  DeR(C) 104.3.

GIP number: C32
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Press variants compared with BMC copy:  D5v, col.1, line 32:  “Ioyfu”, not “Ioyful”;  E5r, col.2, lines 35 and 36:  “... af||ccyonfe ...”, not “... af||feccyon ...”;  G1v, col.1, line 36:  “deuocõn”, not “deuocon”.
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Treatise of love.  [Westminster]:  Wynkyn de Worde, [ca. 1492-93] (T34).
Provenance: Thomas Leventhorp (d. 1588), of Albury, Hertfordshire:  inscription on π1r (title-page) “Tho. Leventhorp”.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see DeR(C) 104(3).
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 1701* in his Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 5 (London:  1745).
James West (1703-1772), politician and antiquary:  lot 1871 in Bibliotheca Westiana (1773).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the West sale for £5.0.0 according to the annotated catalogue of the West sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu31-a.9).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.7”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  covers decorated with a border built up of a narrow tooth roll and of separate tools depicting a single flower in an urn within an architectural arch, the arch surmounted by a globe;  gold-tooled spine with two green leather labels and a ‘Gothic window’ design in the remaining four compartments;  dark blue paper pastedowns;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark;  see Bv.2.13 (H22), Bv.2.16 (C26), Bv.2.21 (C79) for identical bindings (and for the same border see BMC XI, 122, IB. 55040, and Christie's, London, Wentworth sale, 8 July 1998, lot 2 'bound for James West').   Size:  274 x 202 mm.
Leaf size: 266 x 188 mm.
Annotations: Annotation in Thomas Leventhorp’s hand on π1r “There ys in this olde Book many a good sayinge and Lesson: as well as some sup[er]stycyouse and popysh”;  marginal annotations in English (often extracting keywords) by Leventhorp throughout;  occasional correction of text and underlining;  manicule on C3v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Title-page of The Chastysing of goddes Chyldern