Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Aureola ex floribus S. Hieronymi contexta.

Add:  [Pseudo-] Eusebius Cremonensis:  Epistola de morte Hieronymi.  [Pseudo-] Aurelius Augustinus:  Epistola de magnificentiis Hieronymi.  [Pseudo-] Cyrillus:  Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi.

[Milan]:  Philippus de Lavagnia, 28 Nov. [1]475.
8vo.   [1-128 136 (-13/4) 14-228 232].   [175] leaves (13/4 cancelled).
ISTC ih00157000;  GW M07937;  Goff H157;  BMC VI 702 (IA. 26116);  Bod-inc H-101;  CIBN H-93.

“The Aureola is the work elsewhere attributed to Lupus de Oliveto (or Olmeto) with title Regula monachorum ex Epistolis Hieronymi excerpta (B. Lambert, Bibliotheca Hieronymiana manuscripta, IIIb (Steenbrugis:  1970) no. 552;  Sack (Freiburg) 2294)” - ISTC.

GIP number: H25
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 10/2v (f. 74v), line 15:  “Explicit ...”, not as in BMC “Explitit ...” - cf. CIBN H-93.
Note: Stub of 13/4 visible conjoint with 13/3.
Provenance: Giacomo Soranzo (1686-1761), Venetian senator:  inscription on front flyleaf “1742 Di Giaco:  Soranzo”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 236 in Guillaume de Bure, Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat, 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 9 livres 1 sou;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.10.25”.
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;  blue silk bookmark.   Size:  190 x 134 mm.
Leaf size: 185 x 126 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations in a humanist hand (cropped by binder);  occasional early nota marks;  the number “147” and a code(?) “m.” in an 18th-century hand on front flyleaf.
Decoration: On 1/1r a four-line historiated initial “F” in red, blue, black, purple and white, set on a square gold ground and with floral extensions into the margins, depicts St Jerome with cardinal’s hat and halo, holding an open book;  on 10/3v (f. 75v) a five-line initial “R” in purple, green and blue is set on a square gold ground, with floral extensions into the margins;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue throughout;  capitals and chapter headings washed in yellow throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Illuminated initial from Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Aureola