Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria.
[Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1471.
Fol. [1-1210 1312 14-1710 1812].  leaves (18/11-12 blank).
ISTC ic01011000; GW 7884; Goff C1011; BMC V 159 (IB. 19531); Bod-inc C-503; CIBN C-692; BSB-Ink C-725.
Contents: S. Cyprianus: Epistolae. Ad Donatum; Ad Demetrianum; De opere et eleemosynis; Ad Fortunatum; De zelo et livore; De bono patientiae; De mortalitate; De habitu virginum; De ecclesiae unitate; De lapsis; De dominica oratione; Quod idola dii non sint; Ad Quirinum adversus Judeos (lib. I-II). [Pseudo-] Cyprianus: De singularitate clericorum; De montibus Sina et Sion; De revelatione capitis beati Johannis Baptistae.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.19 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible in some quires.|
|Provenance:||Unidentified owner: unidentified, small oval book stamp (heavily washed out) on 1/1r.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 40 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, Pietro Molini, for 96 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 “Ar.2.3”.
|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: 318 x 223 mm.|
|Leaf size:||308 x 215 mm.|
|Annotations:||16th-century marginal annotations (more frequent in the first quarter of the book); a few nota marks and manicules; foliated in an early hand from 1/3 onwards (many leaf numbers cropped); each epistola in the Tabula numbered with reference to the supplied foliation; epistolae starting with “De Marciali & Basilide” (2/2v i.e. f. 12v) and ending with “Ad Demetrianum” (4/2r i.e. f. 32r) have manuscript numbering “Ep. 4” to “Ep. i4”.|
|Decoration:||On 1/3r a seven-line initial “C” is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration defined in crimson, green and blue with white dots, from which a white-vine border extends into the inner margin; other initials supplied in red or blue throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf 18/12.|