Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De finibus bonorum et malorum.

[Paris:  Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii), between 1475 and 1479]
Fol.   [1-710].   [70] leaves (7/10 blank).
ISTC ic00565500;  GW 6886;  Goff Suppl. C565a;  CIBN C-374.
Dated from the type and the absence of signatures - for further references, see CIBN C-374.  Dated [ca. 1475] by GW.

GIP number: C39
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Tusculanae disputationes.  Paris:  In vico sancti Jacobi [Louis Symonel et Socii (Au Soufflet Vert), between 1475 and 1479] (C59);  (3) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, De natura deorum.  [Venice]:  Vindelinus de Spira, 1471 (C42/2).
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1497 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 26 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.5.12”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a six-pointed gold star at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.  Size:  280 x 195 mm.
Leaf size: 273 x 186 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (mostly washed out);  quires numbered “9”-“15” in pencil in an 18th-century hand in extreme inner top corner of first recto leaf.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Many leaves are brittle and fragmenting.

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