Canis, Johannes Jacobus: De modo studendi in utroque iure.

[Padua:  Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho], 1 Oct. 1476.
8vo.   [110 212].   [22] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ic00097000;  Goff C97;  BMC XII 65;  Bod-inc C-044;  GW 5973.

The initials B.V.I.P.F. in the colophon are open to various interpretations - cf. BMC VII xxxix and 903 (note).
Vertical chain lines throughout, though recorded as 4to by many authorities.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The fifth of five incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Canis, Johannes Jacobus, De ludo equestri Patavii ad Ludovicum Fuscarenum Carmen.  [Padua:  Leonardus Achates de Basilea, ca. 1472]   (2) Canis, Johannes Jacobus, Ad Nicolaum Canalem classem contra Turcos ducentem carmen.  [Padua:  Leonardus Achates de Basilea, ca. 1472]   (3) Pius II, Pont. Max., Epistola ad Mahumetem.  [Padua:  Leonardus Achates de Basilea, before 1474]   (4) Patritius, Franciscus, Ecloga de Christi nativitate.  [Padua:  Printer of Lucianus (H 10276), ca. 1482].
Note: The outer leaves of gathering 2 of this fifth item are guarded with vellum strips.
Provenance: Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician:  Hoblyn’s acquisition note “3s(λ/1745/6” and shelf-mark "F7-7" on front pastedown;  "Bibliothecha Hoblyniana" (Londini: J. Murray, 1769), p. 274;  lot 2907 in the Hoblyn sale "Bibliotheca Hoblyniana" (London: Baker & Leigh, 1778).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the Hoblyn sale for £3.7.0; see the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian bookplate on front pastedown with former shelfmark “Be.8.30”.
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled calf;  covers decorated with a double gold-fillet and blind decorative-roll border;  gold-tooled spine, red leather title label;  traces of manuscript lettering on fore-edge and lower edge.  Size:  208 x 144 mm.
Leaf size: 190 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Traces of numbering in an early hand at lower right hand corner of a few recto leaves.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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