Montemagno, Bonaccursius de: Controversia de nobilitate.
[Toulouse: Henricus Turner and Johannes Parix, ca. 1476-78]
8vo. [18 212].  leaves, the last two blank(?).
ISTC im00844900; C 1126.
Sometimes ascribed to Brunus Aretinus (Goff).
GW’s collation (M25410) is [a-b10].
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.12 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||The transcription in Copinger 1126 (which was 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’nq[ue] ...” not “... vt’mq[ue] ...”.|
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Benedictus de Nursia, De conservatione sanitatis. [Rome: Stephan Plannck, ca. 1481-87]; (2) Platina, Bartholomaeus, De honesta voluptate et valetudine. Cividale: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 24 Oct. 1480.|
|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 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: 193 x 132 mm.|
|Leaf size:||186 x 124 mm.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final two (blank?) leaves.|