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, 1475.
Fol. [1-910 108 11-1210 1312 14-2510 2612 278].  leaves (1/1, 26/12, 27/8 blank).
ISTC ih00224000; GW M50954; Goff H224; Polain(B) 4005; BMC V 201 (IB. 19924); CIBN V-246.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.15 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/2r, col. 2, line 35: “... haño ...”, not as in Polain “... año ...”|
|Note:||Unlike the copies described in BMC and Polain, the Tabula (quire 27) is bound at the beginning rather than at the end.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2772 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 43 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 “Ad.7.4”.
|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 endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 260 x 175 mm.|
|Leaf size:||252 x 164 mm.|
|Annotations:||Brief marginal annotations in Italian in a 16th-century hand on 18/3r (f. 173r) and 23/6r (f. 226r); occasional nota marks; a catchword has been supplied in a 16th-century hand in centre of lower margin of final verso of each quire; many initial spaces have printed guide-letters; in the absence of guide-letters initials have been frequently supplied in brown ink; foliated “1”-“259” in an 18th-century hand from ff. 2-260; 18th-century shelfmark or inventory number “B.830” on first page of Tabula.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves 1/1, 26/12, 27/8.|