Nider, Johannes: De morali lepra.

[Strassburg:  C.W., not after 1471]
Fol.   [1-510 6-78 810].   [76] leaves.
ISTC in00189000;  GW M26873;  Goff N189;  BMC II 411 (IB. 7104);  Bod-inc N-086;  CIBN N-118;  BSB-Ink N-146.

Assigned to C.W. (sometimes identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach) by P. Needham, in British Library Journal, 6 (1980) pp. 130-43.  Doubtfully recorded as [Nuremberg:  Anton Koberger, ca. 1471] in BMC.

GIP number: N10
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Nider, Johannes, Manuale confessorum.  [Strassburg:  C.W., not after 1471] (N13);  (3) Honorius Augustodunensis, De praedestinatione et libero arbitrio.  [Strassburg:  C.W., ca. 1471] (H36).
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible in upper and lower margins.
Provenance: Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774):  faded inscription on 1/1r of first item in volume “[...] Celestino[rum] de Metae” together with a shelfmark in a different hand “E.45”.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 61 in Guillaume de Bure, Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M*** (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 25 livres 5 sous;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers, H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.4.10”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  302 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 295 x 207 mm.
Annotations: Single word marginal annotation on 3/6r (f. 26r);  vestiges of an early numbering in ink on first recto of each quire.
Decoration: Four-line initial “O” supplied in red on 1/1r with brown pen-work decoration;  other initials supplied throughout in red or faded blue/green;  chapter headings underlined in red;  paragraph marks in red.
Imperfections: None.


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