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].  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).|