Boccaccio, Giovanni: De montibus, silvis, fontibus.
Venice: [Vindelinus de Spira], 13 Jan. 1473.
Fol. [1-410 5-810.8].  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ib00756000; Goff B756; BMC V 162; Bod-inc B-375; GW 4482.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterain Be.1.12 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Boccaccio, Giovanni, Genealogiae deorum. Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Unknown ecclesiastical owner: armorial bookstamp on 8/7r (f. 75r) - 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 (Olivier 740); 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. Size: 341 x 245 mm.|
|Leaf size:||333 x 234 mm.|
|Annotations:||Early manuscript signatures “hh”-“pp” which continue the sequence of manuscript signatures in the first item in the volume. Foliated in red ink “1”-“75” (f. 72 by-passed in the foliation).|
|Decoration:||Principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white; other initials supplied in red or blue (occasionally with reserved white); underlining in red; occasional paragraph marks in red or in blue; frequent initial strokes in red.|