Johannes Chrysostomus: Sermones morales XXV.

Translated by Christophorus Persona.

[Bologna]:  Balthasar Azoguidus, 12 May 1475.
4to.   [1-118 126 13-148].   [110] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ij00301000;  Goff J301;  BMC VI 800;  Bod-inc J-141.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 230 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 26 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.7.9”.
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;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  196 x 137 mm.
Leaf size: 190 x 130 mm.
Annotations: Number “9” in ink in a 17th/18th-century hand on 1/1r;  title supplied in ink in a 17th/18th-century hand on 1/1r and on 14/8v (f.110v);  ink foliation in a 17th/18th-century hand “1”-“99” from 2/3r (f.11r) to 14/7r (f.109r).
Decoration: Two initials supplied in black ink.
Imperfections: None.

 

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