Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476.
Fol. a-z10 ⁊10 ↄ10 ꝝ10 A-L10 M12 N-P10 Q12 R-T10 V-X8.  leaves (a1, H10 blank).
ISTC ib00547000; GW 4222; Goff B547; BMC V 176 (IB. 19695); Bod-inc B-256; CIBN B-382; BSB-Ink B-424.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.19 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||a1r, col.2, lines 1-2: ‘... medos aſſyꝛios par||thos ...’ - cf. CIBN B-382.|
|Provenance:||Frater Mathaeus du Hametz - i.e. Le Hametz in Pas-de-Calais(?) - (16th/17th century): inscription on B6v “fr Mathaeus du Hametz”.
Judocus Taeye/Taye (16th/17th century): name “Taeye” and “Taye” on z10r and on A2r, and inscription “Judocus Taeye [...]” on F2r.
Douai, Recollect Franciscans (dissolved 1791): inscription on a2r (under ultraviolet light) “FF. Min. Recoll. Duacens.”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 26(?) 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: according to the Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 26r), Hunter, through his agent Jean-Baptiste Dessain, purchased lot 26 (“Biblia sacra fol: 1476”) at the Gaignat sale, which Dessain describes as bound in “M: cit:” i.e. citron goatskin and which he priced at 71 livres 19 sous. However, there is a discrepancy with the entry for lot 26 in the annotated copy of the printed Gaignat sale catalogue in Glasgow University Library (shelfmark BD17-g.22, 23) where the binding is described as “mar. r.” i.e. red goatskin and the annotated sale price is given as 80 livres 1 sou.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.3.8”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century citron goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark; several leaves have substantial 18th-century marginal repairs (e.g. in quires n and x). Size: 300 x 210 mm.|
|Leaf size:||290 x 200 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in 16th and 17th-century hands; occasional underlining and corrections of text and of inaccurate running headings; alterations in red ink to punctuation on b6r-b8v; occasional evidence of printed signatures repeated in manuscript in red ink e.g. in quires u and S; partially read inscription on a5r “Anno 1580 15 octob. (?)receptus”; 17th-century shelfmarks on a2r “Cl: i [C: 6 scored through] F: 3”.|
|Decoration:||Eleven-line initial “F” on a2r supplied in blue with white decoration and set on a rectangular ground of crimson decorated with dull gold; initials in similar style supplied at the beginning of the separate books of the Old and New Testaments, occasionally with the colours reversed i.e. a crimson initial on a blue background; other initials at the beginning of chapters supplied in alternate red and blue; pen-and-ink drawing of a grotesque head in margin of a10v.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting leaf X8 containing the Registrum, and the blank leaves a1 and H10; lower half of X7 torn with loss of several lines of text.|