Samuel, Rabbi: Epistola contra Judaeorum errores.

Translated by Alphonsus Boni Hominis.   Add:  [Pseudo-] Pontius Pilatus:  Epistola ad Tiberium.

[Sant'Orso:  Johannes de Reno, ca. 1475]
4to.   [1-28 3-46].   [28] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00104000;  Goff S104;  BMC VII 1028;  Bod-inc S-047.

Proctor and Polain assigned to Vicenza.

“Alphonsus Boni Hominis claims only to translate the Epistola of Rabbi Samuel but 'it seems he himself was the author, drawing largely from another tract in Arabic' (Encyclopaedia Judaica)” - ISTC. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Benedictus de Nursia, De conservatione sanitatis.  Bologna:  Dominicus de Lapis, for Sigismundus de Libris, 1477;  (3) Paulus de Middelburgo, Prognosticon anni 1479.  [Bologna:  Ugo Rugerius, ca. 1478-79];  (4) Colatius, Matthaeus, Responsio de fine oratoris.  Padua:  Bernardinus Celerius, 1478.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Bd.8.29”.
Binding: England, 20th century.   Rebound by Douglas Cockerell and Son, Nov. 1954, in full vellum with black ink spine title, replacing an untooled calf binding;  earlier sprinkled red-edging of leaves preserved;  binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown.   Size:  198 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 140 mm.
Annotations: Foliated “i”-“27” in ink from 1/2 to 4/6 (ff. 2-28) in the same hand which foliated the other works in this volume;  the blank leaf 1/1 is foliated “i40” i.e. continuing the foliation of the preceding item in the volume, and on its recto and verso are annotations in a humanist hand relating to several Papal indulgences;  brief annotation extracting keywords on 3/6v (f. 22v).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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