Treatise of love.
[Westminster]: Wynkyn de Worde, [ca. 1492-93]
Fol. A-H6.  leaves.
Woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC il00290000; GW M47471; Goff L290; DeR(C) 105.2; Duff 399.
|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.2.13, Bv.2.16, Bv.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.|