Miracles of Our Lady.

Westminster:  Wynkyn de Worde, [ca. 1496]
4to.   A-D6 E4.   [28] leaves.
Only the first and third leaves of gatherings A-D are signed and the first leaf of gathering E:  Aj aiij B biij C Cij [sic] D Diij Ei.
Woodcuts:  A1r Tree of Jesse;  A1v Crucifixion;  E4r Wynkyn de Worde’s device.
ISTC im00268600 (heading S. Maria, Virgo);  Duff 297.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.3.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: James West (1703-1772), politician and antiquary:  lot 1482 in 'Bibliotheca Westiana' (1773).
John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector:  purchased by Ratcliffe for £0.8.0 at the West sale according to the annotated copy of the West sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu31-a.9);  Ratcliffe’s inscription “Perfect” on front flyleaf;  lot 764 in 'Bibliotheca Ratcliffiana' (1776).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter for £0.15.6 at the Ratcliffe sale according to the annotated BL copy of the Ratcliffe sale catalogue.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Bd.9.23”.
Binding: England, full black morocco by Douglas Cockerell & Son, Aug. 1966;  replacing an 18th-century, speckled brown sheep binding decorated with double gold fillets (sample of leather from original covers and title labels mounted on rear pastedown);  binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown.   Size:  194 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 185 x 132 mm.
Annotations: Underlining in brown ink on A6r.
Decoration: On A2r and A3r vertical rules in brown ink in outer margin only, enclosing text.
Imperfections: Outer margin of E1 trimmed and with small tear running into text;  text of lines 6-9 damaged on E3v.
Digital version: Available via Flickr.


Title Page of 'The Miracles of Our Lady'