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].  [70] 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].

GIP number: G36
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.
Imperfections: None.

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