Caracciolus, Robertus: Sermones quadragesimales de poenitentia.

Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1472.
Fol. & 4to.   [1-910 106 11-1910 2012 21-2610 2712].   [270] leaves.
ISTC ic00167000;  Goff C167;  BMC V 191;  Bod-inc C-071;  GW 6062.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Rennes, Britanny, S. Franciscus, Franciscans:  inscription on 14/2r (f. 128r) “de St. francois de Rennes” repeated (but washed-out) on 6/1r (f. 51r) and above the colophon on 27/12v (f. 270v).
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 346 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 37 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “B.8.16”.
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:  302 x 218 mm.
Leaf size: 291 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Frequent early marginal annotations (most so heavily washed as to be illegible);  vestiges of early signatures;  evidence of an early foliation in centre of upper margin (mostly cropped);  early manuscript catchwords e.g. on 14/10v (f. 136v) - but most so heavily washed as to be illegible;  gatherings numbered “1”-“27” in pencil in an 18th-century hand in extreme left-hand corners of upper and lower margins of first recto leaf.
Decoration: Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  capitals washed in yellow throughout.
Imperfections: None.

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