Johannes Chrysostomus: De reparatione lapsi.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zel, ca. 1467-68]
4to.   [1-58].   [40] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ij00294000;  Goff J294;  BMC I 182;  Bod-inc J-137.
Dated ca. 1467-68 by BSB-Ink and Needham (Zel);  dated [1467-72] by Bod-inc and CIBN.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Two printer's pin-holes visible on the fore-edge of some leaves, and two on the lower edge of other leaves.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 231 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 14 sous;  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 “At.6.7”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold circle at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  210 x 148 mm.
Leaf size: 205 x 142 mm.
Annotations: Manuscript title (18th century) and conjectured place of printing and printer on recto of first blank leaf 1/1r “Moguntiae Fust”.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red throughout, some with pen-flourishing;  occasional paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red.
Imperfections: None.

 

First Page of Text from 'De Reparatione Lapsi'