Alberti, Leo Baptista: De re aedificatoria.
Edited by Bernardus de Albertis. Add: Angelus Politianus: Epistola ad Laurentium Medicem. Baptista Siculus: Carmen ad lectorem.
Florence: Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 29 Dec. 1485.
Fol. a-d8 e6 f-o8 p6 q-z8 &8 [con]8 [rum]8.  leaves. a1 unsigned, a2 signed ‘ai’, etc.; p1 mis-signed ‘pii’, p2 correctly signed ‘pii’.
ISTC ia00215000; GW 579; Goff A215; BMC VI 630 (IB. 27125, IB. 27125a); Bod-inc A-092; CIBN A-112; BSB-Ink A-125.
Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 2 held by the Mitchell Library
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||Colophon on [rum]7v follows BMC’s second and third copies (IB. 27125, IB. 27125a): ‘LAVS DEO HONOR ET GLORIA. || LEONIS BAPTISTAE || ALBERTI FLOREN||TINI VIRI CLA||riſſimi de re || Aedificatoria opus elegātiſſi||mū et qnāmaxime utile: Flo||rentiæ accuratiſſime impreſ||ſum opera Magiſtri Nicolai || Laurentii Alamani: Anno ſa||lutis Milleſimo octuageſimo || quinto: quarto Kalendas Ianuarias.’; [rum]8r, line 1: ‘... p[er]ſona ...’ as in BMC’s second and third copies; [rum]8r, final line: ‘EINIS’ as in BMC’s second and third copies. In quire [rum] the fourth leaf is correctly signed ‘[rum]iiii’ as opposed to the Bodleian and Mitchell Library (Glasgow) copies where the number has been added by hand.|
|Provenance:||Paris, Jesuits: “Coll. Paris Societ. Jesu” on a1r; lot 2231 in "Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque des ci-devant soi-disans Jésuites de Collège de Clermont" (Paris: 1764); sold for 25 livres 1 sou according to the priced copy of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library.
Peter Molini, bookseller, London: sold book to William Hunter.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased from Molini 21 May 1772 for £3.10.0; see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow, Hunter Papers H219); price also written in pencil on rear free endpaper “3.10--”.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ab.9.7”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark. Size: 278 x 208 mm.|
|Leaf size:||271 x 198 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (more extensive in quire n); occasional manicules and “nota” marks; 18th-century sale or inventory number “28” in red crayon on front free endpaper; the same hand has also numbered in red crayon By.1.2 ("148"), and two Hunterian manuscripts: MS Hunter 391, Bartholomaeus Anglicus, De proprietatibus rerum ("153") and MS Hunter 445, Ovid, Metamorphoseon libri XV ("163"); see N.R. Ker, William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts (Glasgow: 1983), p. 15.|
|Decoration:||16th-century marginal ink diagrams in quires b and c.|