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].   [296] 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”.
Imperfections: None.

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