Honorius Augustodunensis: De praedestinatione et libero arbitrio.

De cognitione verae vitae.

[Strassburg:  C.W., ca. 1471]
Fol.   [1-410].   [40] leaves (4/10 blank).
ISTC ih00323400;  GW 12943;  BMC II 411 (IB. 7106);  CIBN H-189.

Assigned to C.W. (sometimes identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach) by P. Needham, in British Library Journal, 6 (1980), pp. 130-43 (cf. BMC II 409).  Recorded as [Nuremberg:  Anton Koberger, ca. 1471] in BMC.   

GIP number: H36
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible in upper and lower margins.
Bound with: The third of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Nider, Johannes, Manuale confessorum.  [Strassburg:  C.W., not after 1471] (N13);  (2) Nider, Johannes, De morali lepra.  [Strassburg:  C.W., not after 1471] (N10).
Provenance: Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774):  faded inscription on 1/1r of first item in volume “[...] Celestino[rum] de Metae” together with a shelfmark in a different hand “E.45”.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de  Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 61 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, Pietro Molini, for 25 livres 5 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 “Au.4.10”.
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.   Size:  302 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 295 x 207 mm.
Annotations: Title in ink on 1/1r “Quid sit p[rae]destinatio tractatu[s]”;  occasional one-word early marginal annotations;  vestiges of an early numbering in ink on first recto of each quire.
Decoration: Five-line initial “T” on 1/1r and four-line initial “S” on 2/7v (f. 17v) supplied in red and faded blue/green with reserved white;  other initials supplied throughout in red or faded blue/green;  chapter headings underlined in red;  paragraph marks in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf 4/10.


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