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].  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.|