Thomas Aquinas: Quaestiones de quodlibet I-XII.
[Rome: Georgius Lauer, ca. 1470]
Fol. [16 2-710 88 910 108 11-2110 22-238].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC it00182000; Goff T182; BMC IV 36; Bod-inc T-143.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.6 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774): ownership inscriptions on a vellum leaf (a former pastedown now bound up as a flyleaf at rear) “Istud volume[n] est conuent[us] b[ea]te marie celesti[n]or[um] de metis. Thomas de aq[ui]no.” - below which, in a different hand, an inscription with shelfmark “Celestinor[um] de metis D [or N?] 3”; inscription at lower margin of 2/3r (f.9r) “Istud volume[n] est co[n]ue[n]t[us] b[ea]te marie celestinor[um] de metis Thomas de aq[ui]no; a different shelfmark “C. 33” is written at the top margin of 1/2r followed by a later Celestine provenance inscription “[...] Celestine de Mete".
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 263 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat,' 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for for 29 livres 2 sous; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.3.5”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; pink silk bookmark. Size: 335 x 238 mm.|
|Leaf size:||324 x 224 mm.|
|Annotations:||Two-line rubric written in a 15th-century hand at the top of 2/1r (f.7r) “Incipiunt duodecim quodlibeta beati thome de aquino disputata circa an[n]um domini millesimu[m] cc.lxxij.” and a one-line rubric “Tabula ... quodlibetorum.” at the head of 1/2r. Several early annotations in the lower margins of verso leaves in gathering 3 relating to the sequence of the text are all neatly scored through. Early manuscript numbering "1" to "7" in the top corner of each recto leaf in gatherings 2-17 identifying the first seven quodlibets; in addition, a more detailed early manuscript numbering of the individual quaestiones of the first quodlibet is given in the centre of the top margin of each recto and verso leaf from 2/1r (f.7r) to 3/6r (f.22r) (absent on 2/4r i.e. f.20r).|
|Decoration:||A seven-line initial “Q” on 2/1r (f.7r) is supplied in red and blue with reserved white and is set on a square ground of pink pen-work extending into the margin; nine principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white; numerous smaller initals and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|