Thesaurus Cornu copiae et Horti Adonidis [Greek and Latin].
Edited by Aldus Manutius and Urbanus Bolzanius Bellunensis.
Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, Aug. 1496.
Fol. *10 aα-iι8 Kκ-Lλ8 mμ-zψ8 &ω4 AΑ-DΔ8 EΕ6 FΖ8 GΗ-KΚ8.6 LΛ8. , 1-270 leaves.
ISTC it00158000; GW 7571; Goff T158; BMC V 555 (IB. 24417); Bod-inc T-089; CIBN T-109; BSB-Ink T-159; Ahmanson-Murphy 8.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.2.19 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||As in two of the three Harvard copies (Walsh 2639 and 2640), four lines of bearer type at the foot of Kκ4v have been accidentally inked and printed; the lines are 28-30 and 26 from Kκ2v.|
|Note:||As in all four BL copies, the last word on BΒ1r and the last three words on CΓ3 recto are crossed out in pen.|
|Note:||Leaves 187-188 and 213, which are misnumbered 191-192 and 203, have had their foliation corrected in pen.|
|Provenance:||Jacques de Malenfant, Seigneur de Preyssac (ca.1530 - ca.1603): inscriptions in Greek on front pastedown “εκ τῶν βιβλιών Ιακώβου του Μαλινφαντίου Τολωσάνου ἐν Λουτεκία αφξδ [i.e. 1564]”, Malenfant’s motto “ἄνω κὰι μῂ κάτω”, followed by a quotation in Greek beginning ‘Παντὸς ἀρχομένω ...’ (Demosthenes, ‘Letters’, I); see also Binding.
Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician: 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana: sive, catalogus librorum, juxta exemplar, quod manu suâ maximâ ex parte descriptum reliquit Robertus Hoblyn ...' (Londini: J. Murray, 1769), p. 189; Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards; lot 5017 in 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1778); Hoblyn’s acquisition note “C. & P. pret. 3-2-0” followed by a monogram? on front pastedown; his shelfmark “P4-1” also on front pastedown.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £3.3.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “T.2.10”.
|Binding:||France, 16th-century gold-tooled calf attributed to Claude de Picques; covers decorated with a double gold fillet border and a large centre cartouche containing the arms, name and motto of Jacques de Malenfant; rebacked in 19th/20th century (original spine covering lost); see Mirjam M. Foot, 'The binder who worked for Jacques de Malenfant' in 'The Henry Davis Gift: a collection of bookbindings. Volume I: Studies in the history of bookbinding' (London: 1978), 156-69; small watermark of an orb on rear free endpaper. Size: 325 x 218 mm.|
|Leaf size:||320 x 212 mm.|
|Annotations:||Correction and marginal annotation in Greek on aα4v; single word marginal annotation in Greek on yχ3r; additional early manuscript signatures in the first quire.|