Aristoteles: De animalibus.

Translated by Theodorus Gaza.   Edited by Ludovicus Podocatharus.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1476.
Fol.   a-b10 c-d8 e-k10.8 l-t10 u8 x10 aa-dd10 ee8 ff6.   [252] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ia00973000; GW 2350; Goff A973; BMC V 232 (IB. 20287); Bod-inc A-390; CIBN A-521; BSB-Ink A-678.

GIP number: A84
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1099 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 150 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.1.5”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  304 x 215 mm.
Leaf size: 295 x 202 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional brief marginal annotations, “nota” marks and underlining in a 16th-century hand.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

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