Fichetus, Guillermus: Rhetorica.

Add:  Robertus Gaguinus:  Panegyricus in auctorem.

[Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz and Michael Friburger, July 1471]
4to. [14 2-78 810 910 (9/10+1) 10-138 1410 158 (±15/7) 168 (16/7+1) 17-208 218 (21/2+1; 21/3+1) 228 238 (23/2+1)]. [191] leaves.
Collation follows that given in CIBN F-65.
ISTC if00147000; Goff F147; BMC VIII 3 (IA. 39009); GW 9870.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 1/4v, line 18: " ... Ficheteæ" as BMC, not " ... Ficheteae" as Sack (Freiburg) 1441.
Note: The top margins of all leaves in gatherings 1-2 appear at some point to have been excessively trimmed and have been remargined;  text of final leaf mounted.
Note: The final leaf of gathering 23, comprising eleven lines of text, is mounted on paper with vertical chain-lines and with a watermark of a fleur-de-lys above a cartouche enclosing the letters “A” and “R” separated by a heart.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ay.5.15”.
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;  green silk bookmark;  first front flyleaf has watermark “I MAURENSANE || LIMOSIN FIN”.   Size:  215 x 148 mm.
Leaf size: 208 x 142 mm.
Annotations: Occasional corrections of text in an early hand;  number “1137” in ink in an 18th-century hand on verso of front free endpaper.
Decoration: A four-line initial “Q” on 1/1r is supplied in red and blue with reserved white and embellished with red and blue pen-work decoration which extends into the inner margin;  a similarly decorated four-line initial “A” is supplied on 2/1r (f. 5r);  other initials supplied in red (occasionally in blue) together with paragraph marks in red or blue in gatherings 1-7;  thereafter only guide-letters in brown ink are present.
Imperfections: Wanting the inserted leaf in gathering 16.

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