Pelagius, Alvarus: De planctu ecclesiae.  

Add:  Petrus Dominici:  Tabula.

Ulm:  Johann Zainer, 26 Oct. 1474.
Fol.   [1-910 1012 11-1210 134 146 15-2810 298 3010 318 328 (32/6+1) 33-3810 39-438].   [407] leaves, the first blank.   Stub visible between 32/2 and 32/3 (ff. 300 and 301).
Woodcut initials and borders.
ISTC ip00249000;  Goff P249;  BMC II 523;  Bod-inc P-076.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.1.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 42/8v (f. 399v), line 47:  “tuageĊżimoquarto. die ...” not as BMC “tnagesimoquarto. die ...”.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 688 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 221 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.1.7”.
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 (large random splashes of blue visible beneath the gilt);  turquoise silk bookmark;  remains of tabs visible.   Size:  478 x 330 mm.
Leaf size: 463 x 322 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations, pointing hands and “nota” marks in a 15th/16th-century hand in gatherings 6, 7, 24, 25. Very occasional evidence of early signatures.
Decoration: Woodcut initial “P” on 1/2r coloured by hand;  woodcut initial “O” together with woodcut border on 1/9r both coloured by hand.
Imperfections: None. 

Hand coloured woodcut initial and woodcut border in Pelagius, Alvarus: De planctu ecclesiae