Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Historiae Florentini populi [Italian].

Translated by Donatus Acciaiuolus.

Venice:  Jacobus Rubeus, 12 Feb. 1476.
Fol.   a-k10 kk6 l-p10 q12 r-x10.   [218] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ib01247000;  Goff B1247;  BMC V 215;  Bod-inc B-575;  GW 5612.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Poggius Florentinus, Historia Florentina [Italian].  Venice:  Jacobus Rubeus, 8 Mar. 1476.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 667 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 50 livres 19 sous;  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 “T.4.3”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  328 x 240 mm.
Leaf size: 320 x 228 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Opening page of text from Historiae Florentini populi, Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.8 (item 1).

Copy 2 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.1.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Poggius Florentinus, Historia Florentina [Italian].  Venice:  Jacobus Rubeus, 8 Mar. 1476.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Az.1.1”.
Binding: England, 18th-century calf;  gold-tooled spine;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  front free endpaper and flyleaf have watermark of a fleur-de-lys and countermark “IV”.   Size:  329 x 221 mm.
Leaf size: 320 x 215 mm.
Annotations: Three pointing hands;  foliated in an early hand “1”-“100”, “CI”-“CXXXX”, “141”-“217” (several leaf numbers at the beginning cropped by binder) - this foliation continued in the second item in the volume;  ink shelfmark(?) “N..i”. on front pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank a1.

 

Page of text with pointing hand added in manuscript in the margin from 'Historiae Florentini populi'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.1.2 (item 1).