Petrarca, Franceso: Historia Griseldis.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zell, ca. 1469]
4to.   [1-26].   [12] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00400000; GW M31565; Goff P400; BMC I 186 (IA. 2832); Bod-inc P-164; CIBN P-153; BSB-Ink P-267.

GIP number: P20
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.36 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2235 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 through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 15 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.7.11”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  188 x 127 mm.
Leaf size: 183 x 123 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes and line-fillers supplied in red throughout;  occasional underlining in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf;  one wormhole throughout, affecting a few letters.

Coloured initial and capital strokes in Petrarca, Francesco: Historia Griseldis