Barzizius, Gasparinus: Epistolae.

[Paris:  Ulrich Gering, ca. 1485]
4to.   a-k8.   [80] leaves, the first blank(?).
ISTC ib00263000;  GW 3681;  Goff B263;  BMC VIII 26 (IA. 39165);  BSB-Ink B-221.

GIP number: B22
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.17 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Costan, France (16th/17th century):  "Costan" on k8v.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2555 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 50 livres 4 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 26r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.9.26”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers.   Size: 212 x 137 mm.
Leaf size: 207 x 131 mm.
Annotations: Occasional manicules, underlining and nota marks.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the (blank?) leaf a1.

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