Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zel, not after 1472]
4to.   [1-258 266].   [206] leaves, the last two blank.
ISTC ir00218000; GW M38480; Goff R218; BMC I 187 (IA. 2852); Bod-inc R-085; CIBN R-140; BSB-Ink S-60.

Dated by CIBN (R-140);  Polain and Voull(K) date ca. 1470.

GIP number: R8
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.28 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the four leaves of the Tabula (26/1-4) are bound in at the front.
Provenance: Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 153 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 45 livres 5 sous;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.10.24”.
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:  214 x 147 mm.
Leaf size: Leaf size:  207 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Erased (ownership?) inscription at foot of first page of Tabula (26/1r) unread under ultraviolet lamp;  occasional early marginal annotations;  occasional manicules and “nota” marks;  quires numbered at the top right-hand corner (most numbers cropped by binder);  within each quire the first four leaves are numbered “1”-“4” at the bottom right-hand corner (most numbers cropped by binder).
Decoration: Most initials supplied in red, a few in red and brown ink;  paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red throughout;  capital strokes in yellow throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the final two blank leaves.


Pages of text with pointing hands added in margin from 'Speculum vitae humanae'. Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.28.