Pulgar, Fernando de: Libro de los claros varones de Castilla.

Toledo:  Juan Vasquez, 24 Dec. 1486.
4to.   [*2] a-h8 i4.   [70] leaves.
ISTC ip01128000; GW M36621; Goff P1128; IGI 8230.

GIP number: P101
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.43 (see main library entry for this item )
Provenance: Juan Apoveda (16th/17th century):  inscription on a4v “Liber quiest Ioanis apoueda.”
Benito Martínez Gayosso (18th century):  inscription on a1r “D D. Benito Mrnz Gayosso.”
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on free front endpaper, with former shelfmark “Ay.2.1”.
Binding: Spain, 18th-century parchment, with remains of two ties;  ink title on spine “Claros varones de Castilla”;  inner folds of many leaves strengthened with paper guards.   Size:  200 x 143 mm.
Leaf size: 194 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Title on front fly leaf “Los Claros Varones dspaña fecho por hernando del pulgar dirigido a la reina nuestra señora.”;  a few 18th-century marginal notes in Spanish (many cropped by binder);  leaves a2 to i2 foliated in ink 2-64 (i.e. foliated after the volume had become imperfect);  18th-century price "-3-" in pencil on front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the two unsigned preliminary leaves and leaves e1, e8 and i3 (the last supplied in photostat in 1925 from a copy then in the possession of the London booksellers, Messrs Maggs);  tears in a1 with loss of a few letters;  large tear in i4 with loss of text.

Annotations in Pulgar, Fernando de: Libro de los claros varones de Castilla