Georgius Trapezuntius: Rhetorica.

Venice:  Vindelinus de Spira, [not before 1472]
Fol.   [110 2-48 56 6-88 910 10-128 1310 14-198].   [156] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ig00157000;  Goff G157;  BMC V 164;  Bod-inc G-072;  GW 10664.

Date taken from ISTC and Bod-inc;  GW dates before 13 Feb. 1471. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The final blank leaf has been pasted onto the verso of the preceding leaf thereby largely obscuring a full page of manuscript notes in Latin in an early hand - perhaps an index?
Note: Printer's pin-holes frequently visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1440  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 57 livres 12 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Az.1.3”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  322 x 224 mm.
Leaf size: 313 x 212 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in Latin in a humanist hand - many so heavily washed out as to be unreadable;  on 1/1r a reference in French to Maittaire’s 'Annales' regarding the date of this edition.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Washed out marginal annotations in Georgius Trapezuntius: Rhetorica