Schut, Engelbertus, de Leydis: De arte dictandi et De elegantia dictatus.

[Gouda]:  Gerard Leeu, [between 3 June 1480 and 5 Sept. 1482]
Fol.   a-c8 d6 e4.   [34] leaves.
ISTC is00331000;  Goff S331;  BMC IX 35.

Dated on paper evidence between 3 June 1480 and 5 Sept. 1482 - cf. ISTC;  dated ca. 1480 in Goff. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.28 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Michel Charles Le Cène (ca. 1684-1743), music publisher, Amsterdam:  inscription on front flyleaf “1716 Aug. 13. Ex dono amicissimi viri Michael=Caroli le Cene inclyti Bibliopolae, cùm à nobis discederet [Greek transliterated:  Mnemosunon]”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ab.9.5”.
Binding: Netherlands(?), 18th-century gold-tooled red sheep;  covers decorated with two rolls to form a mitred panel design, with an ornamental tool at the inner corners of the inner panel;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  watermark of the arms of Amsterdam and countermark "R T" on flyleaves.  Size:  280 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 273 x 201 mm.
Annotations: On e4v a Roman numeral “xvij” in an early hand followed by a letter “a” with a coiled tail;  numbering in brown ink “1” to “6” in Arabic numerals in outer margin of d1r corresponding to the Latin “Primo” to “Sexto” in the text;  letter “T” on rear free endpaper;  18th-century price “3-13-6” in pencil on front flyleaf;  number “295” in pencil on a1r.
Decoration: Initials supplied in brown ink on d1r-d2r.
Imperfections: None.

 

Binding of Schut, Engelbertus, de Leydis: De arte dictandi et De elegantia dictatus