Hieronymus, S.:  Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [Italian].  Le vite dei santi padri.

Translated by Domenico Cavalca.   Add:  Johannes Moschus:  Pratum spirituale [Italian].   Prato spirituale.   Translated by Feo Belcari.

[Venice: Gabriele di Pietro, not after 1474]
Fol.   [1-910 108 11-1210 1312 14-2510 2612 278].  [270] leaves (1/1, 26/12, 27/8 i.e. ff. 1, 262, 270 blank).
ISTC ih00228300;  GW M50938;  CR 2968;  Polain(B) 4004;  Bod-inc H-119.

Polain(B) ascribes to [Mantua: Paul de Butzbach];  IGI 4765 originally assigned to [Venice: Christopherus Arnoldus, not after 1480].

GIP number: H23
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.5 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: 1/2r, col. 2, line 32: “... ſancti ...” as in CR 2968, not as Polain(B) “... santi ...”;  1/2r, col. 2, line 34: “... naual” not as Polain(B) “... naval”;  1/2r, col. 2, line 36: “... prima ...” not as Polain(B) “... primo ...”;  2/1r (f. 11r), col. 1, line 1: “aproximandoſe ...” not as Polain(B) “approximandose ...”;  21/2r (f. 202r), col. 2, lines 29-30: “... patri ... Gioan||ni ...” as in CR 2968, not as Polain(B) “... padri ... Giovan||ni ...”;  21/2r (f. 202r), col. 2, lines 33-34: “... figlio=||lo mio ...” not as Polain(B) “... figlio||lo mio ...”.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2773 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 32 livres 1 sou;  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 “N.4.2”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size: 285 x 198 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 185 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: On 1/2r a ten-line initial “S” is supplied in shades of purple with white infill and is set on a square gold ground, with a flower emerging from the two ends of the initial, and with floral decoration in purple and green with gold discs and hair-line pen-work added to the inner margin;  smaller initials and paragraph marks supplied in alternate red and blue throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1 and 26/12.

Illiminated initial and decoration in Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [Italian]