Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-]: Vite dei Pontefici e Imperatori Romani.

Florence:  Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, [not after 3 Feb.] 1478/79.
Fol.   [*2] a-b8 c-h6 I6 l-q6 r8.   [104] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00420000; GW M31768; Goff P420; BMC VI 623 (IB. 27046a); Bod-inc P-175; CIBN P-197; BSB-Ink P-290.

GIP number: P25
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.17 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the two unsigned preliminary leaves containing the “Tavola” are bound at the end.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2727 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 at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 59 livres 19 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “T.5.11”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  orange silk bookmark.   Size:  256 x 193 mm.
Leaf size: 249 x 183 mm.
Annotations: Leaves a1 to r7 foliated in an early hand “1” to “201” (many numbers cropped by binder);  manicules in margins of o1v, o2v and p5v;  shelfmark “59-19” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper (for a similar shelf-mark see By.3.6).
Decoration: From a3r onwards initials supplied in alternate red and blue (some with reserved white);  occasional capital strokes supplied in red;  paragraph marks in “Tavola” supplied in alternate red and black.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

Manuscript intials and foliation from Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-]: Vite dei Pontefici e Imperatori Romani