Hylton, Walter: Scala perfectionis [English]. The ladder of perfection. Vita mixta [English]. Mixed life.
[Westminster]: Wynkyn de Worde, 1494.
Fol. a4 b-q8 r6 ſ4 (ſ4+χ1) A8 B6.  leaves.
Leaf i1 is signed “hi”, leaves m1-4 are signed “ki”-“kiiii”, leaf ſ2 is signed “t2”.
Woodcut; woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ih00564000; GW 12476; Goff H564; BMC XI 190 (IB. 55165); CIBN H-338.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.7 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||The signature errors in quire m are corrected in pen-and-ink.|
|Note:||Early repairs with parchment strips to several marginal tears.|
|Provenance:||James West (1703-1772), politician and antiquary: lot 1877 in Bibliotheca Westiana (1773).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased at the West sale for £2.12.6 according to the annotated copy of the West sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu31-a.9).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “M.3.11”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century speckled brown calf; covers decorated with a border formed by a double gold fillet and a blind floral roll; two of the six spine compartments have dark green leather title labels added; the remaining four spine compartments have a red leather covering added, which is tooled with a “Gothic window” design; dark blue paper pastedowns; slight evidence of manuscript lettering on fore-edge. Size: 297 x 213 mm.|
|Leaf size:||285 x 200 mm. (except for a2-4, b1: 285 x 188 mm.)|
|Annotations:||Nota marks in margins of e1r and n4r; manicule on m6r; 18th-century reference in ink to “Ames 25” on first front flyleaf, above which, in pencil, is an 18th-century price “2-2-0”.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting a1, d7, and (as in the majority of recorded copies) the last two quires A and B (Vita mixta).|