Philelphus, Johannes Marius: Novum epistolarium.
Edited by Ludovicus Mondellus.
Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1495.
4to. a-u8.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00623000; GW M33075; Goff P623; BMC III 756 (IA. 37386); Bod-inc P-282; CIBN P-334; BSB-Ink P-458.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.35 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Unidentified sale at Malines (Mechelen) in 1770 (so dated in N.R. Ker, 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' , p. 15).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter as lot 4163 at the above sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 1 florin 5 sous according to Molini’s undated bill to Hunter; see University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers, H204.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.10.6”.
|Binding:||18th-century red goatskin decorated with double gold fillets and a floral roll; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; sprinkled red-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 201 x 149 mm.|
|Leaf size:||195 x 135 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional early annotations in Latin, underlining and “nota” marks in quires b, d and e; on a front flyleaf “Hic Liber Epistolarum Marii Philelphi est rarissimus, vide P. Niceron Eloges des Hommes Illustres Tom. X. pars 2da p.159”.|
|Decoration:||Four initials supplied in red on a6r, a7r, c6r, d2r.|