Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae.
[Rome: Georgius Lauer, ca. 1470]
4to. [1-1010].  leaves.
ISTC ip00855000; Goff P855; Bod-inc P-410; R 1919.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.26 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/8r, line 1: “Poggii ...” as in Bod-inc, not “Pogii ...” as in R 1919.|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Bernardus Silvestris, Epistola de gubernatione rei familiaris. [Rome: Georgius Lauer, ca. 1470]|
|Provenance:||Reverendus Pater Johannes (16th/17th-century): inscription on 10/10v (f.100v) “R[everendus] P[ater] Johannes [...]”
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2129 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 73 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “K.7.13”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red morocco, covers bordered with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner, and triple gold fillets form a centre panel with a separate diamond-shaped floral ornament at each outer corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 223 x 160 mm.|
|Leaf size:||216 x 152 mm.|
|Annotations:||Brief marginal inscription in an early hand on 2/2r (f.12r); pointing hand on 10/3r (f.93r); leaves foliated in ink in lower right-hand corner “1”-“93” in an 18th-century hand from 1/8 onwards.|
|Decoration:||On 1/8r a six-line initial “V” (in error for “M”) is supplied in heavily faded red ink with pen-work decoration.|