Biblia [Italian].

Translated by Niccolò Malermi.  With additions by Hieronymus Squarzaficus.

Venice:  Vindelinus de Spira, 1 Aug. 1471.
Fol.  Part I: [112 2-910 1012 1110 12-138 14-1810 198 20-2410 2510 (25/1+χ1) 26-3010 318 (31/6+χ1) 3210 336]. [324] leaves; (leaves 1/8, 19/8, 27/10 i.e. ff. 8, 188, 269 blank).  Part II: [12 2-1510 168 (16/5+χ1) 178 (17/1+ χ1, 17/3+χ1) 1810 19-208 21-2310 24-2712 288+1 29-308 3110 32-338]. [316] leaves.

ISTC ib00640000;  GW 4311;  Goff B640;  BMC V 157 (IC. 19527);  CIBN B-449.

GIP number: B39
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian By.1.9, 10 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The two parts bound separately.  Printer’s pin-holes visible in both.  Part I: stubs visible between 25/9 and 25/10, 31/2 and 32/3.  Part II: stubs visible between 16/3 and 16/4, 17/5 and 17/6, 17/7 and 17/8.  The precise position of the extra leaf in quire 28 is difficult to determine since the sewing is extremely tight and there is no evidence of a stub.
Variants: Part I: 1/9r, col. 1, line 1: ‘[F]RATE Ambroſio’ as CIBN’s first copy;  1/10r, col. 1, line 1: ‘... mōdo. Ma ꝑ la’ as CIBN’s first copy.  Part II: 2/1r (f. 3r), line 1: ‘VNGA ...’ not ‘UNGA ...’ as transcribed by GW;  33/8r (f. 316r), col. 2, final line of colophon: ‘... AVGVSTO.’ not ‘... AUGUSTO.’ as transcribed by GW.
Provenance: Sarno (Campania, Italy), Convento S. Francesco:  15th/16th-century inscription “Con[ven]t[us] de Sarno” on 33/6v (f. 324v) of part I;  repeated on 33/8v (f. 316v) of part II.
Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 79 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 340 livres;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplates on front pastedowns, with former shelfmarks “Ad.4.9” and “Ad.4.10”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmarks;  binder’s ticket on verso of front free endpaper of Part 1 “Relié par Derome le Jeune, rue St. Jacques au dessus de St. Benoît, seul possédent l’Etablissem[en]t de Déffunt son Pere” followed by manuscript date “1763”.   Size:  415 x 287 mm.
Leaf size: 403 x 277 mm.
Annotations: Early signatures (some scored through and revised, many cropped) in both parts;  a few guide-letters in both parts.  Part I has various 18th-century(?) numbers on 3/1r (f. 13r) ‘36’ (scored through), ‘35’, ‘97’, ‘99’ and (under ultraviolet lamp) ‘xiij’;  pencil note by Dibdin on front free endpaper ‘This is perhaps the finest copy of this rare edition of the Sacred Text, in the Italian language, in existence ... T.F. Dibdin Aug. 31 1836’.  Part II has number ‘46’ (18th-century?) on 2/1r (f. 3r);  an annotation in an 18th-century hand on 1/1r (partially legible under ultraviolet lamp) ‘46’ and ‘2 partie de la Bible en Italien [...]’
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Bookbinder’s ticket in Biblia [Italian]