Rolewinck, Werner: Paradisus conscientiae.

Cologne:  Arnold Ther Hoernen, 1475.
Fol.   [1-1310].   [130] leaves, the last blank.  Woodcut printer's device in red.
ISTC ir00290000; GW M38779; Goff R290; BMC I 204 (IB. 3135); CIBN R-198; BSB-Ink R-260.

GIP number: R14
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 375 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 24 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.9.19”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  272 x 195 mm.
Leaf size: 265 x 184 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal notes in an early hand;  occasional “nota” marks;  occasional filling-in by hand of imperfectly printed letters;  quires numbered "1-13" (most numbers cropped).
Decoration: Four initials in quires 1 and 2 supplied in red, green and black (or red, green and violet) with reserved white and with foliate decoration;  other initials supplied in red throughout;  capital strokes, paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.


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