Curtius Rufus, Quintus: Historiae Alexandri Magni.

[Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [ca. 1471]
4to. [1-1510 164]. [154] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ic00998000; Goff C998; BMC V 163; Bod-inc C-493; GW 7871.

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 morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, 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 final blank leaf.

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