Maius, Junianus: De priscorum proprietate verborum.

Treviso:  Bernardus de Colonia, 1477.
Fol.   a-c10 d-f8 g-r10 ſ8 s10 t-y8.10 aa12 bb-ll10.   [330] leaves.
ISTC im00096000;  Goff M96;  BMC VI 892;  Bod-inc M-031.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Clairvaux, Langres, Champagne, Cistercians:  inscription on a1v “Liber s[an]c[t]e marie clareuallis”.
Mathurin de Cangey (15th/16th century), monk and librarian of the abbey of Clairvaux (cf. Needham IPI):  inscription on ll10r “Maturin[us] de Cangeyo”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1404 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 36 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.4.6”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold circle at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.  Size:  337 x 236 mm.
Leaf size: 327 x 228 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Twelve-line initial “A” on a2r, col. 1, supplied in dark blue with white and pale blue embellishment - the initial is on a gold ground decorated with violets in purple and green;  other initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white.
Imperfections: None.

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