Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [Italian]. Vite de sancti padri.

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

Venice:  Gabriele di Pietro, 1475.
Fol.   [1-910 108 11-1210 1312 14-2510 2612 278].   [270] leaves, 1, 262, and 270 blank.
ISTC ih00224000;  Goff H224;  BMC V 201;  Polain(B) 4005.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy - unlike the copies described in BMC and Polain - the Tabula (gathering 1) is bound at the beginning rather than at the end. 
Variant: 1/2r, col. 2, line 35:  “... haño ...”, not as in Polain “... año ...” 
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 morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, 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 gathering;  many initial spaces have printed guide-letters, but in the absence of guide-letters initials have been frequently supplied in brown ink;  foliated “1”-“259” in an 18th-century hand from f. 2 - f. 260;  18th-century shelfmark or inventory number “B.830” on first page of Tabula. 
Decoration: None. 
Imperfections: Wanting ff. 1, 262 and 270. 

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