Crescentiis, Petrus de: Ruralia commoda.
Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 9 Dec. 1474.
Fol. [1-910 1012 11-1910 206].  leaves (1/1, 20/6 blank).
ISTC ic00966000; GW 7821; Goff C966; BMC IX 137 (IB. 49111); Bod-inc C-478; CIBN C-668; BSB-Ink C-696.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Note:||Bifolium 3/4.5 misbound as the outer leaves of quire 2.|
|Provenance:||Unidentified 16th-century English(?) owner: heavily washed-out and partially deleted 16th-century ownership inscription in lower margin of 1/2r: (under ultraviolet light) “Anno d[omi]ni 1560 inductus fui in vicariam de Regati [i.e. Reigate in Surrey?]” with an unread heavily washed-out inscription in the upper margin, perhaps in the same hand; a similar ownership inscription (also washed-out and partially deleted) on 20/5v (f. 197v) "[...] liber [...] vicarij de Regati Anno d[omi]ni 1565".
Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1035 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 73 livres 13 sous; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 36, f. 24r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.b.3”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark. Size: 286 x 215 mm.|
|Leaf size:||276 x 200 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in Latin in 16th-century hands; in book 6 many of the printed Latin names for plants have their English equivalent added in a 16th-century hand; on 10/12v (f. 102v) in a 15th/16th-century hand are written the first two verses of the Christmas hymn “Psallimus cantantes Domino nova cantica dantes”; large manicule on 13/2v (f. 124v); partially deleted and washed-out inscriptions on 20/5v (f. 197v); running book numbers “1”-“9”, “x”, “xj”; evidence of early signatures.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in blue throughout with manuscript guide-letters visible in brown ink, except on 1/2 and on 20/2-5 (ff. 2 and 194-197) where there are faint traces of initials supplied in red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 20/6.|