Cornazzano, Antonio: La vita di Cristo.

Add:  Carmen heroicum pro laudibus Venetiarum.

[Venice?:  Printer of Cornazzano (GW 7550)], 1472.
4to.   [1-98].   [72] leaves, 1, 2 and 72 blank.
ISTC ic00912000;  Goff C912;  BMC VII 1147;   GW 7550.

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 morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, 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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first two and the final blank leaves.


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