Eusebius Caesariensis: Historia ecclesiastica.
Translated by Rufinus Aquileiensis.
Mantua: Johannes Schallus, [not before 15] July 1479.
Fol. [1-188 19-226.8].  leaves (22/8 blank).
ISTC ie00127000; GW 9437; Goff E127; BMC VII 933 (IB. 30664); Bod-inc E-044; CIBN E-100; BSB-Ink E-112.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.12 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/1v, line 2: ‘Frederico Gonzage ...’ as in GW’s main transcription, not ‘Federico’ or ‘Gonsage’ as in GW Anm.|
|Provenance:||Georgius (15th/16th century), priest in canton Valais, Switzerland: inscription on lower margin of 1/2r “Liber Ecclesie S[an]c[t]i Leonardj Bas[iliensis] Ord[in]is Can[onicorum] R[egularu]m Sanctj August[in]i Ex legac[i]o[n]e d[omi]ni georgij p[re]sb[ite]ri vallesie”.
Basel, Augustinian Canons, S. Leonard (suppressed 1525): see above.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2702 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 19 livres; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “B.7.13”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold circle at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; marbled-edged leaves with gilt overlay; turquoise silk bookmark; vestiges of tabs. Size: 291 x 208 mm.|
|Leaf size:||285 x 202 mm.|
|Annotations:||Largely erased 15th-century ownership inscription in top margin of 1/2r; marginal annotation in a 16th-century hand on 6/1r (f. 41r).|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial “S” on 2/2r (f. 10r) supplied in red and blue with reserved white and set on a rectangular ground of red pen-work decoration extending into the margin; other initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in alternate red and blue, the former often with marginal flourishes; capital strokes in red throughout; running book numbers in the form “L” in blue on versos and “I”-“XI” in red on rectos.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf 22/8.|