Latini, Brunetto: Le Trésor [Italian]. Il tesoro.
Treviso: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 16 Dec. 1474.
Fol. [16 2-610 7-108 11-1310 148].  leaves (1/6 blank).
ISTC il00070000; GW M17137; Goff L70; BMC VI 884 (IB. 28317); Bod-inc L-044; CIBN L-52.
The translation has been erroneously attributed to Bono Giamboni; it is by Latini himself; see Julia Bolton Holloway, Twice-told tales: Brunetto Latini and Dante Alighieri (New York: 1993), pp. 8-10.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.19 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||“Ferdinando Falakra” (perhaps = Ferdinandus Calvus or Ferdinando Calvi), Italy, 16th century: inscription in Greek on 14/8v “τελος toυ θησαυρου toυ Βρουνεττoυ Φερδινανδος απο της Φαλακρας ταυτα εγραπτον [sic]”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2515 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 48 livres; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 26r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.7.14”.
|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; pink silk bookmark. Size: 257 x 199 mm.|
|Leaf size:||245 x 190 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional (cropped) marginal annotations in Italian in a 16th-century hand; chapters of first part of book I numbered in margins in arabic numerals (many cropped), with underlining of text in red crayon in the same section.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf 1/6.|