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].   [270] 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.

GIP number: H24
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
Decoration: None. 
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves 1/1, 26/12, 27/8. 

Variant reading in Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [Italian]