Petrarca, Francesco: De vita solitaria.
[Strassburg: The R-Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), not after 1473].
Fol. [1-210 3-48 5-610 710 (7/8+1) 8-98 106].  leaves.
ISTC ip00417000; GW M31765; Goff P417; BMC I 61 (IB. 607); Bod-inc P-171; CIBN P-165 (II); BSB-Ink P-265.
Ascribed to Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch in Bod-inc.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.21 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Stub showing between 7/2 and 7/3.|
|Note:||Blind impressions of five lines of text on 10/6r (f. 89r).|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with Petrarca, Francesco, Secretum de contemptu mundi. [Strassburg: The R-Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), not after 1473]. Treated as two separate editions by BMC, Proctor, Goff, Sack and others; treated as a single edition in two parts by Bod-inc following CIBN.|
|Provenance:||William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ae.10.15”.
|Binding:||18th-century mottled brown calf decorated with triple gold fillets; red-edged leaves; repaired and rebacked with brown goatskin by Douglas Cockerell & Son, Feb. 1962; new plain endpapers; samples of original spine and marbled endpapers mounted on inside of rear board; binder’s note tipped onto rear free endpaper. Size: 248 x 207 mm.|
|Leaf size:||240 x 194 mm.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout.|