Marchesinus, Johannes: Mammotrectus super Bibliam.

Mainz:  Peter Schoeffer, 10 Nov. 1470.
Fol.   [1-410 58 6-710 88 94 (9/3+1) 10-1110 128 136 1410 154].   [129] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC im00232000;  Goff M232;  Bod-inc M-080;  BSB-Ink M-154.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: This copy collates as Bod-inc, not as BSB-Ink.  Stub showing between 9/1 and 9/2.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Trier, Benedictines, S. Maximinus (Imperiale Monasterium S. Maximini):  inscription on 5/8r (f.48r) “Codex mo[na]sterij s[an]c[t]i maximi[ni] p[ro]pe t[r]euer[is]” and a similar inscription on 8/7v (f.75v).
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 134  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 55 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Af.2.4”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  339 x 245 mm.
Leaf size: 332 x 232 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations and interlinear corrections in an early hand;  gatherings numbered at extreme lower inner corner of first leaf recto “1”-“15”.
Decoration: Decoration:  Initial “I” and six-line initial “F” on 1/1r supplied in red with purple pen-work embellishment extending into margin;  other initials supplied in red throughout, many with pen-work flourishes;  paragraph marks and underlining supplied in red throughout;  running headlines supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

 

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