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]. [328] 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.

GIP number:  P41
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, [1774];  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.
Imperfections: None.

Donation inscription in Anonymous: Pharetra doctorum et philosophorum