Thomas Aquinas: Super quarto libro Sententiarum.
Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 13 June 1469.
Fol. [1-1310 148 (14/7+1) 15-2010 218 226 (22/5+1) 23-2810].  leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC it00168000; Goff T168; BMC I 25; Bod-inc T-156.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.1.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||28/10r (f.274r) colophon, line 4: “... gratuito ...” as in BMC, not “... gratuitu ...” as in Pellechet 1068 (note).|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible at top and lower edges.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 262 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 (along with lots 260 and 261) by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 483 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.4.5”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a six-pointed gold star at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark; watermark on front flyleaf “MGIS MOLEN”; fleur-de-lys watermark with date “1742” on rear flyleaf. Size: 407 x 306 mm.|
|Leaf size:||395 x 292 mm.|
|Annotations:||Evidence of the numbering of gatherings in arabic numerals in an early hand in the centre of the lower margin of the first recto.|
|Decoration:||Thirteen-line initial “M” on 1/1r supplied in red with reserved white and with an infill of floral decoration in crimson and dark blue pen-work, which extends into the inner and lower margins; other principal initials supplied in red with similar pen-work decoration extending into the margins; smaller initials supplied throughout in red with reserved white; running chapter numbers “I”-“L”, paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red throughout; incipit supplied in red on 1/1r.|