Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max: Liber sextus Decretalium

With gloss of Johannes Andreae.

Basel:  Michael Wenssler, 10 Dec. 1477.
Fol.   [1-410 58 610 7-88 9-1110 128 136 14-1510 168 1710 186].   [162] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC ib00987000;  Goff B987;  BMC III 724;  Bod-inc B-467;  GW 4859.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunter Bx.1.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: On 18/6r (f. 162r) the last two rubrics appear in reverse order, as in Bod-inc and in GW Anm.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 683 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 30 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.1.9”.
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;  front and rear flyleaves have bunch of grapes watermark.   Size:  415 x 300 mm.
Leaf size: 404 x 288 mm.
Annotations: Profusely annotated in a 15th/16th-century hand;  the same hand has supplied chapter titles at top right-hand corner of recto leaves;  occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks;  foliated in a different early hand “1”-“162”;  very occasional evidence of  early manuscript signatures e.g. “g5”.
Decoration: On 1/1r a twelve-line initial “B” is supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  a similar nine-line initial “P” on 14/1r (f. 119r);  other initials throughout supplied in red or blue;  occasional manuscript guide-letters in brown ink;  paragraph marks in red or blue throughout.
Imperfections: None.

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