Boccaccio, Giovanni: Genealogiae deorum.
Additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius.
Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.
Fol. [1-1210 1312 14-1810 196 20-2210 23-258 26-2910 3014].  leaves, 242 and 296 blank.
ISTC ib00749000; Goff B749; BMC V 162; Bod-inc B-369; GW 4475.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.1.12 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||With the variant setting of gatherings 2-6 as recorded in GW Anm.|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Boccaccio, Giovanni, De montibus, silvis, fontibus. Venice: [Vindelinus de Spira], 13 Jan. 1473.|
|Provenance:||Unknown ecclesiastical owner: armorial bookstamp on 8/7r (f. 75r) of second item in volume - a shield bearing three lions rampant and a sceptre(?), surmounted by a mitre and crosier.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): arms in gilt on both covers; lot 391 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris: 1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 110 livres; see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.6.5”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century gold-tooled blue morocco; covers decorated with a wide foliate-roll border, with an ornament at each inner corner and with the Brancas de Lauraguais arms in gilt in the centre; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark; vellum tab on 27/7 (f. 259). Size: 341 x 245 mm.|
|Leaf size:||333 x 234 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand, mainly extracting keywords; occasional interlinear corrections; occasional “nota” marks; early manuscript signatures “a”-“gg”, a sequence which is continued in the second item in the volume (“hh”-“pp”).|
|Decoration:||Principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white; other initials supplied in alternate red and blue throughout (occasionally with reserved white); underlining in red; paragraph marks in alternate red and blue; initial strokes in red throughout; running book numbers in red “ij”-“xv”.|