Matheolus Perusinus: De memoria augenda.
[Louvain: Johann Veldener, not before 1486]
4to. .  leaves (1/1 blank).
ISTC im00357500; GW M21633; BMC IX 163 (IA. 49337); Bod-inc M-147.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together; bound with: Roelans de Mechlinia, Cornelius, Opusculum aegritudinum puerorum. [Louvain: Johann Veldener, not before 1486] (R11).|
|Provenance:||Michiel Onyn (16th century) - probable owner: name “Michiel Onyn” written on the recto of the final blank page 15/8r (f. 118r) of the second item in the volume.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley; from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford: see below.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller: purchased all the Harleian printed books; top corner of first front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, Shrewsbury School bindings, p.114); revised price in pencil “7=6” adjacent to excision; no. 7178 “Matheolus de Memoria & de Aegritudinibus Infantum (sine Anno aut Loco)” in Osborne’s Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 5 (London: 1745).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ay.7.5”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century calf, bound for Lord Harley by Thomas Elliott. On both covers double gold fillets form a frame, within which is an ornamental roll in blind (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Elliott roll 5). Rebacked in the 19th/20th century, original spine covering not preserved; edges decorated with a gilt roll, which is a smaller version of Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, Elliott roll 2; turn-ins are decorated with an unidentified zig-zag roll in blind; marbled endpapers. Size: 215 x 145 mm.|
|Leaf size:||205 x 139 mm.|
|Annotations:||18th-century shelfmark “E: 5:” in ink on 1/2r.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf 1/1; upper margins damaged (by rodent?)|