Dives and Pauper.
London: Richard Pynson, 5 July 1493.
Fol. πa-b6 a-v8 A-I8.  leaves (πa1, a1 blank).
Woodcut printer’s device; woodcut initials.
The frequent ascription of the text to Henry Parker, Carmelite, cannot be sustained (see BMC).
ISTC ip00117000; GW M29464; Goff P117; BMC XI 272 (IB. 55493); Bod-inc P-032.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.14 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||m7r: final line of col. 2 is uncorrected and reads “the kynred of ionadab ſhal not” (see BMC).|
|Provenance:||Laurens Ruddere (16th century): inscription on πa2r “Laurens Ruddere(?) [...]”.
George Scott (16th century): inscription on πa5r “ho so doth fend thys booke be nyght or be day bryng hyte to George Scott I you pray”.
James West (1703-1772), politician and antiquary: lot 1880 in Bibliotheca Westiana (1773).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter for £3.15.0 according to the annotated copy of the West sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu31-a.9).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum book-plate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.6.25”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century calf; covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border; rebacked in the 19th/20th century (original spine covering unrecorded); red-edged leaves; flyleaves have a “pot” watermark containing the initials “G D” and surmounted by flowers and a crescent with horns turned upwards (see Heawood 3624 for a similar watermark but with different initials). Size: 274 x 197 mm.|
|Leaf size:||268 x 191 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal and interlinear annotations (often cropped) in English and in Latin in 16th-century hands; occasional underlining and manicules; the word “pope” has been struck through on b1v, n2v, n5v and n6v, likewise “ſeynt Thomas” on g4v; pen trials on πa2r; ten-line recipe “for the canker” in a 16th-century hand on I7v; 18th-century price “2-2-0” in pencil and initial “D” in red crayon on front free endpaper.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting leaves m8 and I8 (the latter containing Pynson’s device), and the blank leaves πa1 and a1.|