Treatise of love.

[Westminster]:  Wynkyn de Worde, [ca. 1492-93]
Fol.   A-H6.   [48] leaves.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC il00290000; GW M47471; Goff L290; DeR(C) 105.2; Duff 399.

GIP number: T34
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.2.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  The Chastysing of Goddes chyldern.  [Westminster:  Wynkyn de Worde, ca. 1492-93].
Provenance: Thomas Leventhorp (d. 1588), of Albury, Hertfordshire:  inscription on π1r (title-page) of first item in volume “Tho. Leventhorp”.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see DeR(C) 105(2).
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 1701* in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London:  1745).
James West (1703-1772), politician and antiquary:  lot 1871 in 'Bibliotheca Westiana' (1773).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the West sale for £5.0.0 according to the annotated catalogue of the West sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu31-a.9).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.7”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  covers decorated with a border built up of a narrow tooth roll and of separate tools depicting a single flower in an urn within an architectural arch, the arch surmounted by a globe;  gold-tooled spine with two green leather labels and a ‘Gothic window’ design in the remaining four compartments;  dark blue paper pastedowns;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark;  see Bv.2.13Bv.2.16Bv.2.21 for identical bindings (and for the same border see BMC XI, 122, IB. 55040, and Christie's, London, Wentworth sale, 8 July 1998, lot 2 'bound for James West').   Size:  274 x 202 mm.
Leaf size: 266 x 188 mm.
Annotations: Single keyword reference to St Bernard in margin of A1v (probably in Leventhorp’s hand);  “s/g” (or possibly “s/9”) written in ink below the printer’s device on H6r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Printer’s device in Treatise of love