Argellata, Petrus de: Chirurgia.
Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 22 Feb. 1497/98.
Fol. A-P8 Q-R6. , 2-131,  leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ia00953000; Goff A953; BMC V 449; Bod-inc A-377; GW 2323.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian X.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Loosely inserted is a page proof(?) of p. 23 from vol. 1 of Georges Arnaud de Ronsil, 'Mémoires de chirurgie, avec quelques remarques historiques sur l’état de la médicine & de la chirurgie en France & en Angleterre' (London: Nourse, 1768), on the blank verso of which are manuscript notes in French on “hernie de naissance”. Also loosely inserted (presumably as a bookmark) is the torn-off lower part of what appears to be the final page from an 18th-century English bookseller’s priced catalogue.|
|Provenance:||John Godfrey (16th/17th century): inscription on R5v “p[er]tinet ad viru[m] liber isteq[ue] christianu[m] et si qu[a]eratur Joha[nn]es Godfrey iste vocat[u]m]”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ap.2.16”.
|Binding:||16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards; covers decorated with a blind roll within intersecting fillets to form a frame and a central panel; the roll incorporates a portcullis, crown, lion, griffin, and branches of acorns; the panel is divided by a fillet into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, each filled with a separate stamp of fringed foliage; remains of two clasps (catch plates on rear board); surviving portions of spine covering decorated with two gold-tooled lozenge-shaped floral ornaments; parchment manuscript strips with French text used to strengthen joints. Size: 325 x 214 mm.|
|Leaf size:||314 x 205 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand, often extracting keywords; notes in an 18th-century hand on the author and on this and other editions on the front pastedown and on A1r.|