Boccaccio, Giovanni: De casibus virorum illustrium [French]. De la ruine des nobles hommes et femmes.
Paris: Jean Du Pré (printer of Paris), 26 Feb. 1483/84.
Fol. A10 B-F8 a-k8 l10 aa-ll8 mm6 nn-rr8 [r rotunda]10 ſſ8 ss-zz8 [et]8 [con]8 ::10 AA-EE8 FF10.  leaves.
ISTC ib00713000; Goff B713; BMC VIII 34; GW 4434.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.26 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 3491 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 9 livres; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.5.10”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century calf decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; marbled-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark. Size: 271 x 201 mm.|
|Leaf size:||264 x 190 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in French in 16th and 17th-century hands - mainly quoting from the text; on A2r a brief note in French in a 17th-century hand relating to sales of wheat and a similar note relating to produce on FF9v; “No 769” in an 18th-century hand on verso of front free endpaper; a manuscript title-page (18th century) in French has been substituted for the missing leaf A1.|
|Decoration:||Seven-line initial “S” on A2r, seven-line initial “Q” on A3r, nine-line initial “Q” on A9r, and six-line initial “F” on nn1r supplied in red and blue with reserved white; other initials throughout supplied in red; paragraph marks in red in the Table (A4r-A8r) and in the chapter headings.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting A1 and FF10; lower corner of ss1 torn off, with loss of text.|