Petrus Franciscus Ravennas: Oratio pro patria ad illustrissimum principem Nicolaum Tronum.

[Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, after 25 Feb. 1472]
Fol.   [12].   [2] leaves.
ISTC ip00530600; GW M32707; BMC V 171 (IB. 19651); Bod-inc P-235.

Author also known as Pietro Francesco Tomai or Tomasi;  see P. Ginanni, Memorie storico-critiche degli scrittori ravennati (Faenza: 1769), II 436-9.

GIP number: P32
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian Bh.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1)  Paiellus, Guglielmus,  Congratulatio pro patria ad Nicolaum Tronum.  [Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, after 13 Nov. 1471]  (3)  Philelphus, Franciscus, Epistola ad Nicolaum Tronum. [Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson?, after 3 Dec. 1471]  (4)  Justinianus, Bernardus,  Oratio habita apud Sixtum IV contra Turcos.  [Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, after 2 Dec. 1471].
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1509  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 65 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23v);  but priced at 24 livres 1 sou in the priced copy of De Bure’s catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-g.22, 23).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.2.14”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine lettered “Dissertationes variae Venetiis 1471”;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  315 x 219 mm.
Leaf size: 310 x 213 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


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