Gerson, Johannes: De simplificatione, stabilitione, sive mundificatione cordis.

Add: De directione, sive rectitudine cordis; De perfectione cordis; Trigilogium astrologiae theologizatae; 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, the last blank.
GW and Bod-inc date ca. 1470; ISTC and BSB-Ink date ca. 1472.
ISTC ig00270000; Goff G270; BMC I 190; Bod-inc G-130; GW 10830.

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, Aurelius, De vita beata. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1470-72].
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, Aurelius, De vita beata.
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 morocco, 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 gatherings 3-7 (cropped in gatherings 1, 2, 8 and 9);  gatherings 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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