Translated by Laurentius Valla. Edited by Benedictus Brognolus. Add: Benedictus Brognolus: Epistola ad Nicolaum Donatum.
Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, [before Dec.] 1474.
Fol. [1-2510 266 274].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ih00088000; Goff H88; BMC V 213 & XII 14; Bod-inc H-054; GW 12321.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.18 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||This copy conforms to the variant copy described in BMC XII 14 - as opposed to the copy printed on vellum described in BMC V 213.|
|Provenance:||Amboise, House of (France): painted shield in lower margin of 1/2r bearing the arms of the House of Amboise, a Paly of six Or and Gules.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2858 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 21 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.5.7”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a six-pointed gold star at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves. Size: 285 x 218 mm.|
|Leaf size:||278 x 207 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal numbering in gatherings 1 and 2; traces of early manuscript signatures.|
|Decoration:||Seven-line initial “H” on 1/2r supplied in gold on a dark blue ground, the body of the initial filled in with crimson; upper, inner and lower margins of 1/2r decorated with a floral border, and included in the border of the lower margin is a painted armorial shield - see Provenance above; other initials throughout supplied in either red with black pen-work decoration or in blue with red pen-work decoration (the pen-work sometimes incorporating a human face); capitals washed in yellow throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|