Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae.
[Louvain:] Johannes de Westfalia, [ca. 1479-80]
4to. a-g8 h10.  leaves.
Dated on paper evidence (WILC); Bod-inc dates [ca. 1477].
ISTC ip00861700; Bod-inc P-413.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Cn.2.21 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together; bound with Datus, Augustinus, Elegantiolae. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 1477-83]|
|Variant:||First line of colophon on h10r has “oratoris” not as in Bod-inc “oratorii”.|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible in lower margins.|
|Provenance:||A. Carr (17th cent.): inscription “Lib. A. Carr(?)” on front flyleaf (surname scored through); possibly in same hand on a second front flyleaf “Bought: Dec: 7: 1678: Price: 2s.” (year lightly crossed out).
Bernard Wilson (1689-1772), Church of England clergyman: lot 790 in the auction sale of Wilson’s library, London, 11 May 1778.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter for £0.8.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Wilson sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(5).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aj.5.2”.
|Binding:||England, 17th-century blind-tooled calf (rebacked); covers decorated with a triple blind-fillet border, a lozenge-shaped floral tool at each inner corner; sprinkled red and brown-edged leaves; without pastedowns; loosely inserted at rear is a printed leaf (printer’s waste?) with running title ‘De decem praecept. Philonis Iudaei’ (pp. 81-2). Size: 200 x 139 mm.|
|Leaf size:||196 x 138 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations (16th century) throughout; frequent underlining and “nota” marks; many passages crossed out in ink; traces of early manuscript foliation (e.g. the final leaf numbered “61”).|
|Decoration:||Some initials supplied in black ink.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting leaves a1-5.|