[Vicenza]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 10 May 1476.
Fol. [*4] a-i10 k6 l-r10 r[rotunda]10 ſ10 s8 t-u6 v8 x-z10 [et]10 A-C8 D-G10 H8 I-K6 L8 M12 2A-D10 2E-G8 2H10 2I12 2k10 N-O10 P14.  leaves ([*4], M1, 2k10, and P1 are blank).
ISTC ib00549000; Goff B549; BMC VII 1031; Bod-inc B-258; GW 4224.
Signatures individually stamped in the extreme lower right corner of leaves in gatherings a-z; after the first alphabet they appear to have been set further out on the margin.
Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.8 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||None of the stamped signatures after the first alphabet survives intact.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 25 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 33 livres; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.3.7”.
|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. Size: 290 x 204 mm.|
|Leaf size:||278 x 192 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand from Genesis to Chronicles, together with “nota” marks and occasional pointing hands; numerous pointing hands in Proverbs; frequent “nota” marks in the Pauline Epistles and in Acts.|
|Decoration:||Several initials supplied in brown ink in Proverbs; numerous initials supplied in brown ink in the New Testament; circular diagram in pen-and-ink on 2G1r (leaf [419r]).|
|Imperfections:||Wanting bifolium 2G2.7 (leaves  and ), and the blank leaves M1 (leaf ), 2k10 (leaf ) and P1 (leaf  - with stub showing).|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bh8-e.8 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Many of the stamped signatures after the first alphabet have been cropped.|
|Note:||Gatherings N-P (Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum) bound between the Old and New Testaments.|
|Provenance:||Cluny, Benedictine Abbey(?): inscription on o6v “Iste Liber p[er]tinet Conue[n]tuj Clin[iacensi](?)”.
Chamtus (fl. 1542): inscription on 2k9v “Chamtus Me hoc tempore habet anno do[min]j 1542”.
Lovignac, Jean de (17th century): inscription on first front flyleaf “Domi[n]us Johannes de Louignac[...](?) dedit hoc volumen donno patri(?) Merlier” followed by a monogram (the final part of the inscription has been subsequently altered to “Ex Libris Merlieris”); inscription on detached vellum pastedown (under ultraviolet light) “Joannes de Louignac[...](?) dedit hanc biblia[m] [...]”.
Merlier (17th century): see above inscription, below which is an inscription in a different hand “Id[em] m[e]rillus(?) vendidit m[a]g[ist]ro bonaue[n]ture decligny p[resbyter]ro cur[a]to sancti mauricij” followed by Decligny’s signature.
Bonaventure Decligny (17th century), curate of St Maurice: see above.
Charles Duverger (17th/18th century): three inscriptions on first front flyleaf “Ex Libris Caroli Duuergé presbiteri indigni”, “Ex Libris Caroli Duuerger”, “Ce presen Liure appartient a moy Charles Duuergé presttre vicaire de st george”.
University of Glasgow: source unknown; mid 18th-century University Library shelfmark “E. f.7. n.1.” in ink on original vellum pastedown; shelfmark “BE.6.12” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis' (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||England, 20th-century blind-tooled hermitage calf, replacing an undated binding of mottled calf over paste boards; restored and rebound by Anthony Gardner, Mar. 1965, with his binder’s note on rear free endpaper; elements of earlier sprinkled red-edging preserved; new endpapers and flyleaves; original front vellum pastedown (part of a 16th-century legal document in Latin) loosely inserted. Size: 293 x 207 mm.|
|Leaf size:||282 x 196 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations, “nota” marks, pointing hands and underlining in a 15th/16th-century hand; foliated in sepia ink in a 15th/16th-century hand in roman numerals (the numerals embodying a system of multiplication e.g. ixxxix = 9 x 20 + 9 = 189); index of books of the Bible in a 16th-century hand on second front flyleaf.|
|Decoration:||Initials at the beginning of each book of the Bible supplied in red and blue with reserved white, some with added pen-work decoration; smaller initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue throughout, and capital strokes in yellow; small pen-and-ink drawing of the head of King Melchisidech on a5r.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 2A10 (leaf ), and the blank leaves [*4] (leaf ), 2k10 (leaf ) and P1 (leaf ); 2k9 (leaf ) mutilated.|