Silvaticus, Matthaeus: Liber pandectarum medicinae.

Edited by Angelus Cato.

Naples:  [Printer of Silvaticus], 1 Apr. 1474.
Fol.   [16 210 38 410 5-68 7-810 9-108 1110 128 13-1610 178 1810 198 2010 21-238 24-2510 26-288 29-3010 318 32-3410 35-368 37-3810].   [342] leaves, 6 and 7 blank.
ISTC is00510000; GW M42131; Goff S510; BMC VI 859 (IC. 29360); CIBN S-263.

Assigned by Fava and Bresciano to Arnaldus de Bruxella.


GIP number: S37
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.1.5 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The blank leaf 1/6 is bound at the beginning of quire 1.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Variant: 1/1r, line 1:  “... ſecundū ... ſimplex ...” not as in BMC “... Secundū ... Simplex ...”
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1165 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 57 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 and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ac.4.5”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark;  bunch of grapes watermark on front and rear flyleaves.   Size:  420 x 282 mm.
Leaf size: 407 x 264 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand;  number “685” in ink in a 17th/18th-century hand on 1/1r and the same hand has supplied an occasional (inaccurate) foliation.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf 2/1 (f. 7), and 38/10 (f. 342) containing the Tabula.

Incipit printed in red in Silvaticus, Matthaeus: Liber pandectarum medicinae