Historia Alexandri Magni de praelis [Italian].
Adapted by Leo Archipresbyter.
Treviso: [Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria], 18 Feb. 1474.
4to. [16 2-810 96 108 1110].  leaves.
ISTC ia00409000; Goff A409; GW 880.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bx.3.32 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||The opening lines of 1/1r differ from the transcription in GW: “Tauola nela hiſtoria de Alexandro magno . zoe . || del ſuo naſcimēto . e de le ſoe p[ro]ſperoſe battaglie . et || de la morte ſoa infortunata.”; cf. ISTC's note on the Library of Congress copy.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2347 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 42 livres; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.11.18”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; red-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; red silk bookmark. Size: 201 x 139 mm.|
|Leaf size:||196 x 133 mm.|
|Annotations:||A few marginal annotations but all so washed out as to be illegible; gatherings 2-11 foliated in an early hand “1” to “94” (many leaf numbers washed out).|