Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistolae [Latin].

Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus (Aretinus).

Treviso:  Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 1471.
8vo.   [1-510 612].   [62] leaves.
ISTC ip00548000; GW M32894; Goff P548; BMC VI 883 (IA. 28306); Bod-inc P-242; CIBN P-283; BSB-Ink P-411.

GIP number: P38
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.25 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2547 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.26r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.6.6”.
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 underlaid with marbling;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  198 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 134 mm.
Annotations: Occasional early marginal annotations - almost all so washed out as to be illegible;  occasional underlining;  traces of early signatures.
Decoration: Initials supplied in alternate blue and red throughout;  capital strokes supplied in faded yellow throughout.
Imperfections: None.


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