Curtius Rufus, Quintus: Historiae Alexandri Magni.

[Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [ca. 1471]
4to. [1-1510 164]. [154] leaves (16/4 blank).
ISTC ic00998000;  GW 7871;  Goff C998;  BMC V 163 (IB. 19578);  Bod-inc C-493;  CIBN C-683;  BSB-Ink C-720.

GIP number: C90
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2870 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 240 livres 9 sous;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 36, f. 24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.7.22”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size: 283 x 195 mm.
Leaf size: 274 x 185 mm.
Annotations: On 16/3v (f. 153v) the second word of the metrical part of the colophon has been corrected by pen from “mee” to “meo” - cf. CIBN C-683.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf 16/4.

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