Gerson, Johannes: De simplificatione cordis.
Add: De directione, seu rectitudine cordis; De perfectione cordis; Trilogium astrologiae theologisatae; Contra superstitiosam dierum observantiam; Contra superstitionem sculpturae leonis ‘adversus doctrinam cuiusdam medici in Montepessulano’; De observatione dierum quantum ad opera.
[Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470]
4to. [1-88 96].  leaves (9/6 blank).
ISTC ig00270000; GW 10830; Goff G270; BMC I 190 (IA. 2916); Bod-inc G-130; CIBN G-218; BSB-Ink G-171.
GW and Bod-inc date [ca. 1470]; ISTC and BSB-Ink date [ca. 1472].
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Augustinus, S. Aurelius, De vita beata. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470-72] (A120).|
|Provenance:||Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774): for possible provenance see details of shelfmark and ownership inscription in first item bound with this volume Augustinus, S. Aurelius, De vita beata (A120).
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 48 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, Peter Molini, for 14 livres 19 sous; 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 “Ax.7.10”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 218 x 147 mm.|
|Leaf size:||212 x 140 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotations in an early hand on 2/6r (f. 14r) extracting keywords; early signatures "f-k" in red ink in quires 3-7 (cropped in quires 1, 2, 8 and 9); quires numbered "4-12" in black ink in an early hand; both sequences continue the signatures and numbering in the first item in the volume, indicating that the two works were bound together at an early date.|
|Decoration:||Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout; many capitals washed in faded yellow.|