Ambrosius: De officiis.
Add: Paulinus Mediolanensis: Vita S. Ambrosii. [Pseudo-] Ambrosius: Vita S. Agnetis; Passio S. Vitalis et Agricolae; Passio S. Protasii et Gervasii et de inventione corporum.
Milan: Christophorus Valdarfer, 7 Jan. 1474.
4to. [1-118 1210 13-158 166].  leaves.
ISTC ia00560000; Goff A560; BMC VI 725; Bod-inc A-236; GW 1611.
The Vita S. Ambrosii is erroneously attributed here to S. Paulinus Nolanus.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.23 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Gatherings 7 and 8 each of 8 leaves as in BMC, not of 6 and 10 as in GW and Bod-inc.|
|Provenance:||Thomas Donatus, (probably Thomas Donatus, OP, d. 1504, Patriarch of Venice, 1492-1504): inscription on 12/10v (f.98v) “Ex dono fratris thome donati Veneti”.
Venice: Dominicans, San Domenico di Castello: 16th-century inscription on 1/1r “Conventus S. Dominicj d[e] Castello”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 227 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 14 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.8.10”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark. Size: 238 x 164 mm.|
|Leaf size:||230 x 157 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious textual and typographical corrections (including punctuation) in an early hand; occasional “nota” marks.|
|Decoration:||Five-line initial “N” on 1/1r supplied in blue with decorative red pen-work extending into the margin; several other smaller initials supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration; other initials in plain red or blue; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting gatherings 13-16 containing the tracts by Paulinus Mediolanesis and Pseudo- Ambrosius.|