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].   [89] 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.

GIP number: P19
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.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.


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