Cyprianus: Opera.

Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria.

[Venice]:  Vindelinus de Spira, 1471.
Fol.  [1-1210 1312 14-1710 1812].   [184] 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.

GIP number: C91
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.


Beginning of main text from Cyprianus' Opera, Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.19.