Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max. (formerly Benedetto Gaetano): Liber sextus Decretalium (with gloss of Johannes Andreae).
Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 5 Apr. 1473.
Fol. [1-310 412 (4/11+1) 5-710 810 (8/9+1) 912 10-118 126 13-1610 174].  leaves.
ISTC ib00981000; Goff B981; BMC I 29; Bod-inc B-462; GW 4853.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.1.6 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||The outer and middle sheets of each gathering are printed on vellum, the rest on paper (except for gathering r where the outer sheets only are of vellum).|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Note:||Stub showing between 8/1 and 8/2.|
|Variant:||Variant setting of colophon as recorded in GW Anm.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 682 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 80 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 on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.1.8”.
|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; rear flyleaf has bunch of grapes watermark; front flyleaf has countermark "L G". Size: 407 x 290 mm.|
|Leaf size:||394 x 276 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional brief marginal annotations, pointing hands and “nota” marks in an early hand; foliated with errors in an early hand; manuscript table of contents in the same hand on an inserted vellum flyleaf; gatherings numbered “1”-“17” in an early hand in lower margin of first leaf.|
|Decoration:||Initials and paragraph marks throughout supplied in alternate red and blue; running book numbers “I”-“V” added in red in middle of upper margins of recto leaves along with chapter headings in top outer corner, also in red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 16/10 (f. 158); 17/4 (f. 162) mutilated and colophon mounted on a separate vellum leaf.|