Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Homiliae super Evangeliis.

Paris:  Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz and Michael Friburger, 1 Oct. 1475.
Fol.   [1-1310 1412].   [142] leaves (1/1, 14/12 blank).
ISTC ig00418000;  GW 11419;  Goff G418;  BMC VIII 7 (IB. 39065);  Bod-inc G-211;  CIBN G-316.

GIP number: G45
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.24 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Unlike the two British Library copies, a line of text omitted at the foot of the second column on 6/3r (f. 53r) has not in this copy been supplied by hand in the printers’ office.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 251 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 26 livres 1 sou;  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 “Ad.8.25”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled end-papers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  276 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 267 x 197 mm.
Annotations: Cropped early ownership inscription on 1/2r beginning “Ego ...”;  occasional early marginal annotations, nota marks and underlining.
Decoration: Five-line initial “R” on 1/2r supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in red or blue;  capitals washed in yellow.
Imperfections: Wanting 1/10 and the blank leaves 1/1 and 14/12.


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