Publicius, Jacobus: Artes orandi, epistolandi, memorandi.

Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 30 Nov. 1482.
4to.   A-D8 E6 a8 b6 c-d8.   [68] leaves, the first and last blank.
Woodcuts and woodcut initials.
ISTC ip01096000; GW M36431; Goff P1096; BMC V 287 (IA. 20522); Bod-inc P-536; CIBN P-693; BSB-Ink P-868.

GIP number: P99
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Colbert, Paris i.e. the library owned successively by Jean Baptiste Colbert de Torcy (1619-1683), Jacques Nicolas Colbert, Archbishop of Rouen (1655-1707), and Charles Eléonor Colbert, Comte de Seignely (d.1747);  ‘Bibliothecae Colbertinae’ on A2r.  The Colbert Library was sold in Paris in 1728 ('Bibliotheca Colbertina:  seu catalogus librorum bibliothecae, quae fuit primum J.B. Colbert ... ac demum Caroli-Leonorii Colbert');  lot 10782;  sold (along with three other works) for 5 livres 10 sous;  see the priced Glasgow University Library copy of the sale catalogue (shelfmark Hunterian Add. 49-51).
John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector:  Ratcliffe’s inscription “Perfect” on verso of first blank leaf;  lot 1349 in 'Bibliotheca Ratcliffiana' (1776).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter for £1.1.0 at the Ratcliffe sale according to the annotated BL copy of the Ratcliffe sale catalogue.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Bd.9.22”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with a single gold fillet;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  repaired and rebacked by Douglas Cockerell & Son, Jan. 1958 (binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown), remains of old title labels put back on spine.   Size:  191 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 185 x 134 mm.
Annotations: A few (cropped) marginal annotations in an early hand, extracting key words, in quire A;  occasional underlining;  medical recipes in a 16th-century hand on d8v;  pencil number ‘423’ in an 18th-century hand on A2r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wormed at beginning, with some loss of letters in quire A.

Woodcut diagram in Publicius, Jacobus: Ars oratoria, ars epistolandi et ars memorativa