Matheolus Perusinus: De memoria augenda.

[Louvain:  Johann Veldener, not before 1486]
4to.   [16].   [6] leaves (1/1 blank).
ISTC im00357500;  GW M21633;  BMC IX 163 (IA. 49337);  Bod-inc M-147.

GIP number: M22
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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf 1/1;  upper margins damaged (by rodent?)

Incipit title and 18th century shelfmark in Matheolus Perusinus: De memoria augenda