Cyprianus: Opera.

[Deventer:  Richardus Pafraet, between 1477 and 1479]
Fol.   πa8 πb12 a8 b-q10 r6 A-B10 C-D8.   [220] leaves (πa1, D8 blank).  πa1 unsigned, πa2 signed ‘ai’, etc.   
ISTC ic01012000;  GW 7886;  Goff C1012;  BMC IX 43 (IB. 47522);  Bod-inc C-505;  CIBN C-693;  BSB-Ink C-726.

Dated in HPT.   Polain(B) 1211 dates [ca. 1477], and Goff [not after 1480].

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-III).   [Pseudo-] Cyprianus:  De singularitate clericorum;  De montibus Sina et Sion;  De bono pudicitiae;  Ad Novatianum;  Orationes;  Passio sancti Cypriani.   S. Aurelius Augustinus:  Sermo de sancto Cypriano martyre.   S. Hieronymus:  De beato Cypriano [extract from De viris illustribus].

GIP number: C92
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.21 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Thomas Burton (fl. 1542):  inscription on C2r “thomasi burton” (the surname lightly scored through);  inscription on D7v “Liber walteri browne ex dono M[agistri] Burton an[n]o R[egn]i R[egis] henrici xxxiijo”.
Walter Browne (fl. 1542):  see above.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.3.10”.
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled calf;  gold-tooled spine with William Hunter’s personal binding tool of a hunting horn suspended on cords in bottom compartment;  red-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  284 x 216 mm.
Leaf size: 277 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand;  early running headings in brown ink from a1r to r3r numbering the epistolae;  the printer has divided up the text of some of the more lengthy epistolae using an alphabetical sequence of capital letters within the body of the text and these letters of the alphabet have been copied by the rubricator in the margins as a further aid to navigation of the text.
Decoration: Six-line initial “A” on πa2r supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration;  eight-line initial “C” on a1r supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration;  seven-line initial “C” on A1r supplied in red with brown pen-work decoration;  six-line initial “A” on A7v supplied in red with brown pen-work decoration;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the bifolium D1.8.

Penwork initial in Cyprianus: Opera