Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max: Liber sextus Decretalium
With gloss of Johannes Andreae.
Basel: Michael Wenssler, 10 Dec. 1477.
Fol. [1-410 58 610 7-88 9-1110 128 136 14-1510 168 1710 186].  leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC ib00987000; GW 4859; Goff B987; BMC III 724 (IC. 37080); Bod-inc B-467; CIBN B-701; BSB-Ink B-708.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunter Bx.1.7 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||On 18/6r (f. 162r) the last two rubrics appear in reverse order, as in Bod-inc and in GW Anm.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 683 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 30 livres 1 sou; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.1.9”.
|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; front and rear flyleaves have bunch of grapes watermark. Size: 415 x 300 mm.|
|Leaf size:||404 x 288 mm.|
|Annotations:||Profusely annotated in a 15th/16th-century hand; the same hand has supplied chapter titles at top right-hand corner of rectos; occasional manicules and nota marks; foliated in a different early hand “1”-“162”; very occasional evidence of early manuscript signatures e.g. “g5”.|
|Decoration:||On 1/1r a twelve-line initial “B” is supplied in red and blue with reserved white; a similar nine-line initial “P” on 14/1r (f. 119r); other initials throughout supplied in red or blue; occasional manuscript guide-letters in brown ink; paragraph marks in red or blue throughout.|