Cornazzano, Antonio: La vita della Vergine Maria.
[Venice: Florentius de Argentina], 1472.
8vo and 4to. [110 2-58].  leaves (1/1, 5/8 blank). Chain lines vertical in quires 1-3, horizontal in quires 4-5.
ISTC ic00913200; GW 7553.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2033 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 54 livres 4 sous; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 36, f. 26r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.9.32”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; red silk bookmark. Size: 208 x 142 mm.|
|Leaf size:||203 x 135 mm.|
|Annotations:||Many early marginal nota marks, all washed out.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red or blue(?), a few with pen-flourishing and all washed out, with considerable bleeding onto facing page; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue(?), also washed out.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 1/3 and the blank leaves 1/1 and 5/8.|