Cornazzano, Antonio: La vita della Vergine Maria.
[Venice: Florentius de Argentina], 1472.
8vo and 4to. [110 2-58].  leaves, the first and last blank. Chain lines vertical in gatherings 1-3, horizontal in gatherings 4-5.
ISTC ic00913200; GW 7553.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2033 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 54 livres 4 sous; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.26r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.9.32”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; red silk bookmark. Size: 208 x 142 mm.|
|Leaf size:||203 x 135 mm.|
|Annotations:||Many early marginal “nota” marks, all washed out.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red or blue(?), a few with pen-flourishing; all are washed out, with considerable bleeding onto facing page; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue(?), also washed out.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting 1/3 and the first and final blank leaves.|