Cornazzano, Antonio: La vita di Cristo.

Add:  Carmen heroicum pro laudibus Venetiarum [in Latin].

[Venice?:  Printer of Cornazzano (GW 7550)], 1472.
4to.   [1-98].   [72] leaves (1/1-2, 9/8 blank).
ISTC ic00912000;  GW 7550;  Goff C912;  BMC VII 1147 (IA. 25041);  CIBN C-586.

GIP number: C81
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.26 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 3/1r (f. 17r), line 1:  “Ma dico ben che mai: tanto ...” instead of GW’s “Ma dico ben che mai tanto ...”
Provenance: Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1693 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 49 livres 18 sous;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 36, f. 24v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.8.11”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  231 x 164 mm.
Leaf size: 226 x 158 mm.
Annotations: Catchwords added in a 16th-century hand at the foot of each recto from 2/1 to 9/7 (ff. 9-71);  leaves foliated in the same hand  “1”-“6”, “1”-“63”;  faded annotation at foot of 1/8v “Fine della Tavola” perhaps in same hand.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1-2 and 9/8.


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