Justinianus: Institutiones (with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius).
Basel: Michael Wenssler, 31 May 1476.
Fol. [110 2-38 410 58 610 7-118 12-136].  leaves.
Woodcut printer's device in red.
ISTC ij00513000; GW 7591; Goff J513; Polain(B) 2343; BSB-Ink C-634.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.1.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 798 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 9 livres; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r) - though this price is perhaps an error since in a priced copy of the Gaignat sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-g.22, 23) the price is given as 48 livres 13 sous.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.5.11”.
|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. Size: 399 x 293 mm.|
|Leaf size:||389 x 279 mm.|
|Annotations:||Very occasional marginal annotations, manicules and chapter headings in early hands; 1/2-13/6 (ff. 2-106) foliated in ink in an early hand “1”-“105”.|
|Decoration:||Ten-line initial “I” on 1/2r supplied in red and brown pen-work; other initials supplied in red, or in red with reserved white, most with guide letters in brown ink still visible and many with pen-flourishing; initial on 2/7r (f. 17r) supplied in red and yellow; paragraph marks supplied in red throughout; line-filler in green on 1/6r.|