Celsus, Aurelius Cornelius: De medicina.

Venice:  Philippus Pincius, for Benedictus Fontana, 6 May 1497.
Fol.   A8 b-l8 m6.   [8] ix-xci [3] leaves.
ISTC ic00367000;  Goff C367;  BMC V 498;  Bod-inc C-163;  GW 6459.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Unidentified 17th-century library:  a cropped and partially erased inscription on A2r “Bibliothece Colleg[...]”.
George Henry Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull (1689-1758):  on A1r “Ex dono illustrissimi Comitis de Kinoul anno domini 1720.  Robertus Gray.”
Robert Gray (fl. 1664-1722), Doctor of Medicine, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1664, Fellow 1687:  see above.
Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.:  Mead’s shelfmark in ink “OO,5,,17.” on first front flyleaf - below which in pencil “15th  475  £1-2-0” i.e. lot 475, p. 62 (4 Dec. 1754) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London:  1754);  price £1.2.0 confirmed in the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  perhaps purchased at the Mead sale.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Al.4.2”.
Binding: 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco;  covers have a border of decorative rolls with an ornament at the inner corners;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  308 x 212 mm.
Leaf size: 300 x 199 mm.
Annotations: A few marginal annotations, ‘nota’ marks, pointing hands and underlining in gathering A; instructions to binder on A1r ‘CELSVS / PINZI / VEN / 1497’.
Decoration: Initials supplied in alternate blue and red throughout, some with reserved white.
Imperfections: None.

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