Montemagno, Bonaccursius de: Controversia de nobilitate.

[Toulouse:  Henricus Turner, de Basilea, and Johannes Parix, ca. 1476-78]
8vo.   [18 212].   [20] leaves, 2/11-12 blank(?).
ISTC im00844900;  GW M25410;  C 1126;  Martin Abad B186.

Sometimes ascribed to Brunus Aretinus (Goff).
GW’s collation (M25410) is [a-b10];  Martin Abad gives format as 4to and [18] leaves.

GIP number: M55
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: The transcription in Copinger 1126 (made from this, the Hunterian copy) has several defects:  1/1r, line 2 should read:  “... montiſ Ferra-” not “... montiſ Ferra”;  1/1r, lines 3 and 4:  “... queſtio di||ſputata ...” (line break omitted in Copinger);  2/10v (f. 18v), line 12:  “... vt’n ..." not "... vt’m ..."
Bound with: The third of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Benedictus de Nursia, De conservatione sanitatis.  [Rome:  Stephan Plannck, ca. 1481-87] (B26);  (2) Platina, Bartholomaeus, De honesta voluptate et valetudine.  Cividale:  Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 24 Oct. 1480 (P63).
Provenance: Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1171 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 10 livres 1 sou;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.7.17”.
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;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  193 x 132 mm.
Leaf size: 186 x 124 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the two (blank?) leaves 2/11-12.


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