Publicius, Jacobus: Artes orandi, epistolandi, memorandi.
Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 30 Nov. 1482.
4to. A-D8 E6 a8 b6 c-d8.  leaves, the first and last blank.
Woodcuts and woodcut initials.
ISTC ip01096000; Goff P1096; BMC V 287; Bod-inc P-536.
|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 morocco 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 gathering A; occasional underlining; medical recipes in a 16th-century hand on d8v; pencil number ‘423’ in an 18th-century hand on A2r.|
|Imperfections:||Wormed at beginning, with some loss of letters in gathering A.|