Petrus de Abano: Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum.

Add: De venenis.

Mantua:  Johannes Vurster and Thomas Septemcastrensis, for Ludovicus Carmelita, 1472.
Fol.   [1-710 88 910 (-9/10) 10-1510 1612 17-2510 26-2712 28-3410 3512 368].   [363] leaves, the first and last blank.   9/10 is a cancelled blank leaf, which in the BSB-Ink. copy is uncancelled.
ISTC ip00431000; GW M31841; Goff P431; BMC VII 929 (IC. 30622); CIBN P-205; BSB-Ink P-308.

GIP number: P28
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.1.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible in some quires.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1166 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 79 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.4.6”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  turquoise silk bookmark;  front and rear flyleaves have fleur-de-lys watermark above the date 1742.   Size:  417 x 292 mm.
Leaf size: 404 x 279 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in several 16th-century hands;  very occasional “nota” marks and manicules.
Decoration: On 1/2r is a 19-line initial “V” supplied in reddish orange and surrounded by a preliminary pen-and-ink outline drawing of white-vine decoration;  on 1/5r is the pen-and-ink outline of an eight-line initial “Q”, also with outline drawing of white-vine decoration in pen-and-ink;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in alternate red and blue up to 33/3r (f. 326r) - thereafter in red alone, and the decoration ceases on 33/9v (f. 332v).
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf and quire 36 (i.e. De venenis).

Incomplete decorated initial in Petrus de Abano: Conciliator differentiarum philosophorum et medicorum