Galfridus Anglicus: Promptorium puerorum, sive Medulla grammaticae.
[London]: Richard Pynson, for Frederick Egmondt and Petrus, 'post Pascha', 15 May 1499.
Fol. a-b8 c-s6 t4.  leaves (t4 blank).
ISTC ip01011000; GW 10483; Goff P1011; BMC XI 291 (IB. 55509); Bod-inc P-478.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Cn.1.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||t1r, final word of final line in col. 2 reads “twynklin” as in BMC’s 2nd copy, not “twynkin” as in BMC’s first copy.|
|Bound with:||The first of three works bound together. Bound with: (2) Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodorus, Macrobius Aurelius integer. Paris: Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1519; (3) Florus, Lucius Annaeus, De gestis romanis. Basel: J. Hervagius, 1532.|
|Provenance:||William Lyng (16th century): inscription on a1r “Will[iel]m[u]s Lyng hunc possidet Librum” and in a different hand “Will Lyng”.
John Prym/Prime (16th century): inscription on a1r “Liber Ioh[ann]is Prym”.
Henry Elwyn (16th century): inscription on a1r “Henry Elwyn”.
Thomas Senecle (16th century): inscription on a1r “Thomas Senecle deb[et] hunc libru[m]”.
Thomas(?) Abbys/Abbis, (16th century): partially read (damaged) inscription on a1r “T[...]s Abbys deb[et] hunc liber [sic]”.
Francis Blomefield (1705-1752), topographical historian and Church of England clergyman: armorial bookplate on front pastedown with engraved inscription “Francis Blomefield Rector of Fersfield in Norfolk, 1736” and signed “W.H. Toms sculp” (Franks 2849).
Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, antiquary: signature “Tho: Martin” on front pastedown, and a list of the contents of the volume in Martin’s hand on front free endpaper; no. 4079, priced at £1.11.6, in Bibliotheca Martiniana: a catalogue of the entire library of the late eminent antiquary Mr. Thomas Martin ... Which will begin to be sold ... on Saturday June 5, by Martin Booth and ... John Berry, booksellers ... Norwich ... and continue on sale only two months [Norwich: 1773].
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.4.14”.
|Binding:||England, 17th-century blind-tooled calf; covers decorated with fillets to a two-panel design; the inner panel with an ornament in blind at each outer corner; title "Promptoriū" written in ink across fore-edge; bunch of grapes watermark on rear flyleaves; rebacked in 19th century (no evidence of original spine covering). Size: 278 × 197 mm.|
|Leaf size:||272 x 193 mm.|
|Annotations:||A few marginal annotations (mainly extracting Latin keywords) in a 16th-century hand in quires a-b, and very occasional marginal notes thereafter; on q1v a quotation in a 16th-century hand based on 2 Corinthians 6:3 “Nemini dantes ullam offensionem ...”; on q2r an unidentified quotation in the same hand; an annotation in a different 16th-century hand on i6r “In the name of God and the”; the entry for “Pope” on m5v is deleted in ink; extract from a bookseller’s (or auction) catalogue pasted onto front free endpaper “186 Promptuarium Parvulorum - The Author of this Book was a preaching or Black Frier, his Name was Richard Fraunces; this is a very rare Book; see Hearne’s Langtoft’s Chronicle, Vol. 2d, page 624 and 5. printed by Rich. Pynson, 1499”.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting t3 and the blank leaf t4.|