Antoninus Florentinus: Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura [Italian]. Specchio di coscienza.

Add:  Libretto della dottrina cristiana.

Venice:  Christophorus Arnoldus, 1473.
4to.   [1-610 78 8-910 106 11-1210 134].   [118] leaves, 94 and 118 blank.
ISTC ia00845000;  Goff A845;  BMC V 205;  GW 2159.

Collation follows that of BMC, not of GW. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 325 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 13 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 “M.7.9”.
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:  199 x 142 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 135 mm.
Annotations: Traces of early numbering of gatherings.
Decoration: On 1/1r is a four-line historiated gilt initial “O” depicting St John the Baptist with banner, the initial set on a green and purple square ground with floral extensions into the margins in green, purple, blue and gold;  other initials supplied thoughout in alternate blue and red.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf 10/6 (f.94) and gatherings 11-12 (ff.95-114) i.e. the Libretto della dottrina cristiana.

 

Historiated gilt initial in Antoninus Florentinus: Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura [Italian]