Johannes XXI, Pont. Max. (Petrus Hispanus): Thesaurus pauperum.

With additions by Petrus de Tussignano and Bernardus de Gordonio.

Antwerp:  Thierry Martens, 22 May 1497.
Fol.   a8 b6 c-f6.8.   [42] leaves (f8 blank).
Quire c is unsigned.
ISTC ij00241000;  GW M32419;  Goff J241;  BMC IX 204 (IB. 50018).

GIP number: J14
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: f7v, final line of colophon has the misprinted date “1476” - cf. BMC.
Bound with: When acquired by Hunter, this copy of the Thesaurus pauperum was bound with a copy of Nicolaus Praepositus': Dispensarium ad aromatarios. [Lyons: Mathias Huss, ca. 1495] (P87), and he subsequently had the two works bound separately;  see Hunter's undated manuscript note tipped-in at the front of his copy of the Dispensarium, in which he believed both works were printed by Martens and in which he described the make-up of his copy at the time of purchase:  "This book is the same sort of paper, the same type, and the same columns &c as the Yspanus (Thesaurus Pauperum) Antwerp, 1476. The only difference I can observe is that this has the folia numbered & a Register at the end so that I presume it was printed by the same person but later, & as a confirmation I bought them bound up together in very old binding."  The Praepositus is now shelved at Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.2.
Provenance: Jacobus (16th/17th century):  inscription on a1r “Jacobus [...]”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.19”.
Binding: England, 18th-century brown calf;  gold-tooled spine, with William Hunter’s personal binding tool of a hunting horn suspended on cords in bottom compartment;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  flyleaves have a Pro Patria watermark and “G R” countermark surmounted by crown;  Hunter’s titling instructions to binder loosely inserted “Calf Gilt Petr. Yspan. Thes. Paup.”   Size:  277 x 200 mm.
Leaf size: 274 x 198 mm.
Annotations: 19th-century note on the author and his text on f8r.
Decoration: Spaces for initials have small guide-letters supplied in brown ink in an early hand.
Imperfections: Wanting bifolium b1.6 (with blank leaves substituted).

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