Cornazzano, Antonio: La vita di Cristo.
Add: Carmen heroicum pro laudibus Venetiarum [in Latin].
[Venice?: Printer of Cornazzano (GW 7550)], 1472.
4to. [1-98].  leaves (1/1-2, 9/8 blank).
ISTC ic00912000; GW 7550; Goff C912; BMC VII 1147 (IA. 25041); CIBN C-586.
|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.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves 1/1-2 and 9/8.|