Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia.
[Cologne]: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 8 Nov. 1476.
Fol. [1-510 6-98 10-2910 308 31-3210 336 348 3510 36-378 3810 3912].  leaves (1/1 blank).
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ij00086000; GW M11193; Goff J86; Polain(B) 2186; Bod-inc J-029.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.21 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/3v, col. 2, line 27 begins ‘alio noīe ...’ - cf. Polain’s transcription omitting ‘noīe’; 39/12r (f. 372r), lines 2 and 3 of colophon read ‘... profu||tura ...’ cf. Polain’s transcription ‘profi=||tura’ and his variant note ‘profu=||tura’.|
|Provenance:||Paris Jesuits: ‘Collegij Parisiensis Soc. Iesu’ on 1/2r; sale (1764), lot 3929; sold for 24 livres according to the the priced copy of the sale catalogue in Glasgow University Library.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2777 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 36 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 “Au.5.13”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue 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: 294 x 222 mm.|
|Leaf size:||284 x 212 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional single word corrections and nota marks; traces of early manuscript signatures in several quires; leaves foliated in an early hand from 1/4r onwards but with erasures and deletions after “294”.|
|Decoration:||A four-line initial ‘U’ on 1/2r is supplied in blue with reserved white and set on a square ground of pen-work decoration in red, blue and green which extends into the margins; a similarly decorated five-line initial ‘A’ on 1/3v; other initials, capital strokes, paragraph marks supplied in red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf 1/1.|