Gregorius IX, Pont. Max: Decretales, cum glossa.
Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 Nov. 1473.
Fol. [1-310 46 54 (5/3+1) 6-810 9-106 11-1210 138 1410 (14/9+1) 15-1610 178 186 (18/5+1) 19-2110 226 236 (23/5+1) 24-2610 278 286 29-3010 318 (31/7+1) 32-3310 3412].  leaves (the last blank).
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC ig00447000; Goff G447; BMC I 30 (IC. 184 & IC. 183); Bod-inc G-232; GW 11451.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.1.7 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||1/1r, lines 1-2: as BMC (IC. 184), not as BMC (IC. 183); 34/11v (f. 304v): contains Latin verses, with printed guide-letters in spaces for capitals, as BMC (IC. 183), not as BMC (IC. 184).|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Unidentified owner (16th century): on 34/11v (f. 304v) is a heavily deleted five-word inscription followed by the date “1576 17 feb”; a similarly deleted inscription with the date “17 feb” appears on 1/1r.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 684 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 71 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ab.2.6”.
|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; blue silk bookmark. Size: 474 x 325 mm.|
|Leaf size:||460 x 312 mm.|
|Annotations:||Profusely annotated in two 15th/16th-century hands; two leaves of a manuscript index written in a 16th-century hand (crudely ruled in red ink and with initials in red and blue) are bound-in at the end - the paper bearing watermarks of a tower (cf. Briquet 15899) and of a star-shape suspended from a crescent (cf. Briquet 5225-5228); occasional evidence of early numbering in arabic numerals in extreme top right-hand corner of first recto of each gathering.|
|Decoration:||On 1/1r, at the beginning of the gloss to book I, a 32-line initial “I” is supplied in red and blue with reserved white and is embellished with pen-work decoration in purple, and on the same page four small initials are supplied with similar pen-work decoration; initials with pen-work decoration are also supplied on the opening pages of books II-V of the Decretals; other initials and paragraph marks throughout are supplied in alternate red and blue; running book numbers “I”-“V” and chapter headings are supplied in red with underlining in blue.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final blank leaf.|