Petrarca, Francesco: Secretum de contemptu mundi.
[Strassburg: The R-Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), not after 1473].
Fol. [110 28 310 4-58 610].  leaves (the first blank).
ISTC ip00412000; GW M31627; Goff P412; BMC I 61 (IB. 606); Bod-inc P-171; CIBN P-165 (I); BSB-Ink P-277.
Cf. Bod-inc and Walsh 72 for corrections of BMC's collation.
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)|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with Petrarca, Francesco, De vita solitaria. [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:||Occasional marginal annotations, underlining and manicules in a 16th-century hand.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|