Jamblichus: De mysteriis Aegyptiorum, Chaldaeorum, Assyriorum.  

Translated by Marsilius Ficinus.   Add:  Proclus Diadochus:  In Platonicum Alcibiadem;  De sacrificio et magia.  Porphyrius:  De divinis et daemonibus.  Synesius:  De somniis.  Michael Psellus:  De daemonibus.  Priscianus Lydus:  In Theophrastum De sensu.  Alcinous:  De doctrina Platonis (erroneously attributed to Albinus Platonicus).  Speusippus:  De Platonis definitionibus.  [Pseudo-] Pythagoras:  Aurea verba et symbola.  [Pseudo-(?)] Xenocrates:  De morte.  Marsilius Ficinus:  De voluptate.

Venice:  Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Sept. 1497.
Fol.   a-i8 K4 L-M6 N-O8 p-q8 R-Z8 &10.   [186] leaves (&10 blank).
Woodcut initial on a2r.
ISTC ij00216000;  GW M11750;  Goff J216;  BMC V 557 (IB. 24446);  Bod-inc J-093;  CIBN J-147;  BSB-Ink I-127;  Ahmanson-Murphy 15.

GIP number: J12
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.18 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: a2 incorrectly signed “aiii” as in BMC IB. 24446, not “aii” as in BMC IB. 24445;  K2r:  final word is mis-spelled “abente” as in BMC IB. 24445, not “absente” as in BMC IB. 24446.
Provenance: Ranconet - possibly Aimar de Ranconet (1498-1559), French humanist scholar:  inscription on a1r “S[um] bibliothecae Ranconeti [Ch?]arpentiae”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 829 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 38 livres 1 sou;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.5.20”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  308 x 216 mm.
Leaf size: 300 x 206 mm.
Annotations: Fairly frequent marginal annotations and underlining in the same hand that wrote the provenance inscription;  foliated in an early hand “1”-“120” from a2-R1;  16th-century shelfmark or inventory number “R.108” in ink on a1r.  Imprint details added in manuscript on title-page.
Decoration: The margins of a2r have a decorative border of stylised red and blue trefoils arranged in a chequer pattern;  initials throughout supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  paragraph marks supplied in alternate red and blue throughout;  capitals washed in yellow throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf &10.

Decorated border in Jamblichus: De mysteriis Aegyptiorum, Chaldaeorum, Assyriorum