Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia [Italian]. Legendario di Sancti.

Translated by Niccolò Malermi.

Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, [between 1 July 1475 and 23 Feb. 1476]
Fol.   [1-1510 168 (16/8+1) 17-2010 218 22-2410 258 (25/8+1) 26-2710 28-328 3312].   [318] leaves.
ISTC ij00174000;  Goff J174;  C 6497;  Bod-inc J-072.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.1.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2782 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 61 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 “Aa.4.7”.
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;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  410 x 290 mm.
Leaf size: 393 x 275 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional evidence of early signatures;  foliated (with one error) in a 17th/18th-century hand “1”-“314” from 1/4-33/12 (ff. 4-318).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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