Attila flagellum Dei [Italian]
Venice: Gabriele di Pietro and Filippo di Pietri, 20 Jan. 1472/3.
4to. [110 2-68].  leaves (the first blank?)
ISTC ia01177500; Bod-inc A-482 ; GW 2765.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.23 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||GW: 48 leaves (without a supplied signature collation); Bod-inc: [a-f8].|
|Variants:||1/2r, line 3: “... matre ...” as in Bod-inc, not “... madre ...” as in GW; 2/1r (f. 11r), line 1: “a zente: E ſi de el confalone ...” as in Bod-inc, not “E ſi de el confalone ...” as in GW.|
|Provenance:||Anonymous auction sale: lot 745 in 'A catalogue of a scarce collection of books, in English, French and Italian, being part of a well known library' (London: Baker & Leigh, 29 April [1771?]).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter for £0.15.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 12(2).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.6.17”.
|Binding:||18th-century calf decorated with random splashes of red and black; gold-tooled spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 205 x 148 mm.|
|Leaf size:||199 x 141 mm.|
|Annotations:||“dieſemillia” on 3/5v (f. 23v) and on 4/2r (f. 28r) expressed in numerals “ioooo” in the margins; marginal note in Italian on 6/7v (f. 49v) “Atila vene in Italia del 446”.|
|Decoration:||Two-line initial “I” on 1/2r supplied in gold on a square ground of green, blue and purple embellished with white tracery, from which there extends into the inner margin a border of gold leaves decorated with black pen-work; other initials supplied in red or blue throughout; 6/8 (f. 50) is mounted on a plain sheet of paper thereby largely obscuring three pen-and-ink caricatures of Huns(?) which have been drawn on the blank verso of 6/8.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank(?) leaf.|