Paulus de Middelburgo: Prognosticon anni 1479.

[Bologna:  Ugo Rugerius, ca. 1478-79]
4to.   [1-26].   [12] leaves.  Woodcuts.
ISTC ip00184650; GW M30199; C 4034; CIBN P-63.

GIP number: P5
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Copinger's transcription (which was made from this, the Hunterian copy) should read on 1/1r, line 1:  'Iudiciū [sic] p[rog]noſticū p[ro] āno chriſti .i479. a dño ...'  not  'Indiciū p[ro]gnoſticū p[ro] āno chriſti 1479. a dño ...';  on 1/1r, line 3:  '... legēte ...' not '... legētē ...';  and on 1/1r, line 4: 'dñi Ioannis mucinigo ...' not 'dñi mucinigo ...'.
Bound with: The third of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Benedictus de Nursia, De conservatione sanitatis.  Bologna:  Dominicus de Lapis, for Sigismundus de Libris, 1477;  (2) Samuel, Rabbi, Epistola contra Judaeorum errores.  [Sant'Orso:  Johannes de Reno, ca. 1475];  (4) Colatius, Matthaeus, Responsio de fine oratoris.  Padua:  Bernardinus Celerius, 1478.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Bd.8.29”.
Binding: England, 20th century.   Rebound by Douglas Cockerell and Son, Nov. 1954, in full parchment with black ink spine title, replacing an untooled calf binding;  earlier sprinkled red-edging of leaves preserved;  binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown.   Size:  198 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Foliated “i”-“12” in ink in the same hand which foliated the other works in this volume.
Decoration: Some of the faces of the sun/moon in the woodcut diagram of eclipses on 1/2v are washed in shades of grey;  small pencil drawing of a face in lower margin of 1/2v.
Imperfections: None.


Woodcut of eclipses in Paulus de Middelburgo: Prognosticon anni 1479