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.
ISTC ia00215000; Goff A215; BMC VI 630 (IB. 27125b); Bod-inc A-092; GW 579.
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:||Setting of the colophon on [rum]7v follows that of BMC’s second and third copies: “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.|
|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 morocco 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 gathering n); occasional pointing hands 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").|
|Decoration:||16th-century marginal ink diagrams in gatherings b and c.|