Pharetra doctorum et philosophorum.
[Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, before 20 Sept. 1479?]
Fol. [16 2-410 58 6-1110 12-158.10 168 176 188 19-2810 298 30-3110 328 33-3510].  leaves (1/1 and 35/10 blank).
ISTC ip00573000; GW M32922; Goff P573; BMC I 247 (IC. 4086); CIBN P-301; BSB-Ink P-422.
Polain(B) 3130 dates ca. 1478.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Cm.1.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Elizabeth Howard, Duchess of Norfolk (1497-1558): inscription on 35/9v (f. 327v) “dono ex devotiſſime domine d[omi]ne Elizabeth Northfolk dvciſſe”; gifted to N. Wood.
N. Wood: name “N. Wood.” in the same hand on 35/9r (f. 327r).
Warey/Wary (16th century): inscription with price on rear parchment pastedown “Warey ſoluit xviij s”.
William Fleetwood/Fletewood/Fletewode (ca. 1525-1594), lawyer, antiquary, Recorder of London (1571-1591): inscription on 1/2r “William Fletewood Recorder 1576”; lot 1195 in 'Bibliotheca Monastica-Fletewodiana: a catalogue of rare books and tracts ... including the antient conventual-library of Missenden-Abbey ... together with some choice remains of that of ... William Fletewode, Esq. Recorder of London in the reign of Queen Elizabeth', [London:] Samuel Paterson, ; sold for £1.6.0 according to the digitized priced copy at the Bodleian Library.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on rear pastedown, with former shelfmark “U.2.13”.
|Binding:||16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (front board and spine covering now lost); cover of rear board decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel surrounded by two frames; the panel is divided by intersecting double fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments; the frames are undecorated; remains of brass clasps; parchment pastedown on rear board; parchment pastedown from missing front board loosely inserted at front; parchment tab on 1/3. Size: 407 × 295 mm.|
|Leaf size:||396 x 292 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in 16th-century hands; occasional 'nota' marks and underlining; early signatures from quire 2 onwards; foliated (with errors) perhaps in the same hand, with references to that foliation in the Tabula (gathering 1).|
|Decoration:||Fourteen-line initial “I” on 1/2r supplied in red and blue with reserved white, and embellished with red and purple pen-work decoration which extends into the inner margin; ten-line initial “D” on 2/1r (f. 7r) similarly decorated; other initials throughout supplied in red or in red and reserved white; paragraph marks and capital strokes in red throughout.|