Philelphus, Franciscus: Satyrae.

Milan:  Christophorus Valdarfer, 13 Nov. 1476.
4to.   [1-188 196].   [150] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00615000; GW M33062; Goff P615; BMC VI 726 (IB. 26233); Bod-inc P-278; CIBN P-329; BSB-Ink P-451.

GIP number: P45
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1689 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 200 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.4.8”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin with gold-tooled dentelle decoration;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  ascribed by J.B. Oldham to Jacques Antoine Derome in his 'Notes on bindings in the Hunterian and general libraries in Glasgow University' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 759, p.3).   Size:  284 x 207 mm.
Leaf size: 273 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Frequent and extensive early marginal annotations in Latin, almost all so heavily washed as to be illegible;  legible 18-line biographical note on Philelphus below colophon on 19/5r (f.149r);  traces of running headings (heavily washed out or cropped).
Decoration: Several initials supplied in red and blue;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in red or blue;  all heavily washed out and with considerable bleeding of colour onto the opposite page.
Imperfections: None.


Binding of Philelphus, Franciscus: Satyrae