Pius II, Pont. Max: Epistolae familiares.

Louvain:  Johannes de Westfalia, 1483.
Fol.   a-y8 aa-qq8.   [304] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ip00718000;  Goff P718;  BMC IX 141;  Bod-inc P-319.

Includes tracts and bulls of Pius II, and Poggius Florentinus:  Epistola de balneis.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterain Bf.3.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Bethlehem (Herent), near Louvain, Augustinian Canons, BVM:  inscription on a2r “bethleem”, and on qq8v “Pertinet mo[na]ſt[er]io b[ea]te marie v[ir]ginis in bethlee[m] p[ro]pe loua[niu]m”.
John Bridges (1666-1724), topographer, FRS:  inscriptions on a1v “Noell”, “1720 Londini 15 m”, “J. Bridges”;  annotation in pencil on qq8v “Collat JB”;  lot 635 “Aeneae Silvii Epist. Familiar. Cor. Russ. Lovan. 1483” in 'Bibliothecae Bridgesianae catalogus: or, a catalogue of the entire library of John Bridges ...' London:  1725 (http://archive.org/stream/bibliothecaebrid00cock#page/n9/mode/2up).
John Baber (d. 1765):  lot 171 “Aenei Sylvii Epistolae, corio russico Lovan. 1583 [i.e. 1483]” in 'A catalogue of the genuine and elegant library of John Baber ... of Sunning-Hill Park, lately deceased ... which will begin to be sold by auction, by Samuel Baker ... on Monday, the 31st of March, 1766 ...' (London:  [1766]).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the Baber sale for £0.13.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Baber sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6*(2).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “O.3.3”.
Binding: 18th-century, gold-tooled diced calf, covers decorated with fillets to form two concentric rectangles, the inner rectangle has an ornament at each outer corner and its inner sides are edged with a floral roll;  gold-tooled spine;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  296 x 222 mm.
Leaf size: 282 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Occasional brief marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand in gatherings a-c;  16th-century manuscript foliation “1”-“101” in red ink beginning at a2r, continuing in brown ink (with errors and gaps) “102”-“298”;  references in an 18th-century hand on front free endpaper to the Index expurgatorius, Journal des sçavans, République des lettres.
Decoration: Four-line initial “E” on a2r sketched in pen-and-ink and the same hand has supplied an outline sketch of a foliate inner and lower border;  other initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue;  capital strokes, paragraph marks, underlining of epistle and other headings supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

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