Ficinus, Marsilius: Epistolae.

[Nuremberg]:  Anton Koberger, 24 Feb. 1497.
4to. π10 A-Z8 a-g8 h4.  [10], I-CCXLIII, [1] leaves (h4 blank).
The preliminary quire is numbered 2-6, but not signed.
ISTC if00155000;  GW 9874;  Goff F155;  BMC II 443 (IA. 7529);  Bod-inc F-043;  CIBN F-71;  BSB-Ink F-120

Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 2 held by the Mitchell Library

Copy 1

GIP number: F11
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.30 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Blind impressions of several lines of type on π1.
Provenance: Zelem (near Diest), Belgium, Carthusians, S. Johannes Baptista:  partially deleted and torn inscription ‘P[er]tinet ad Cartusien[ses] i[n] zeelhe[m] p[ro]pe d[iest]’ on π1r.
Unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen) in 1770 (so dated in N.R. Ker, 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' [Glasgow: 1983], 15).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter as lot 4166 at the above sale through his agent, Pietro Molini, for 2 florins 8 sous according to Molini’s undated bill to Hunter;  see University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers, H204.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “X.7.1”.
Binding: 18th-century calf over 16th-century wooden boards (original covers lost), black leather title label on spine;  originally a chained binding(?) - from evidence of a brass plate with rivets at top edge of inner front board;  traces of two fore-edge clasps (both lost);  parchment pastedowns now detached from their boards;  front pastedown is the lower half of a leaf containing the text in two columns, with marginal glosses, taken from a manuscript of Boniface VIII, Liber sextus Decretalium, I, 12-14;  rear pastedown is a fragment of a rubricated liturgical text written in two columns;  front flyleaf has watermark of a Greek cross surmounted by initials - similar to Briquet 5564 and 5566.  Size: 224 x 156 mm.
Leaf size: 212 x 150 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal notes and nota marks in a 16th-century hand;  on h4v is a manuscript table of contents in a 16th-century hand for leaves I-XXIV (similar to the printed Tabula in the first quire);  inscription (17th century) on front flyleaf “JHS Ad huius p[rae]scripti(?) hon.”
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None. 

Inner board and manuscript flyleaf in Ficinus, Marsilius: Epistolae

Copy 2

Accession number: 251615
Provenance: Amadeo Svajer, or Schweier (1727-1791), of Augsburg, merchant-consul in Venice, art dealer:  armorial bookplate (Bragaglia 864-6) on front pastedown.
Robert Martin (19th century):  name “Rob: Martin” on front free endpaper.
James Maclay (1862-ca.1925), solicitor, Glasgow:  source unknown.
Mitchell Library, Glasgow:  Maclay donation, 1907.
Binding: Italy, 18th-century parchment;  red leather title label on spine;  yellow-edged leaves.  Size:  211 x 153 mm.
Leaf size: 203 x 149 mm.
Annotations: A few marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand in the Tabula (quire π), mainly extracting keywords;  occasional nota marks and underlining in red crayon;  numbers “2857” and “B9” in a 19th-century hand on front pastedown, together with a 19th-century price “37/6” (the latter partially obscured by the Mitchell Library bookplate);  19th-century code “n” in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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