Pius II, Pont. Max.: De captione urbis Constantinopolitanae.

[Rome:  Johannes Gensberg, ca. 1474]
4to.   [14].   [4] leaves.
ISTC ip00658000; GW M33604; Goff P658; CIBN P-365; BSB-Ink P-498.

Pellechet and IGI assign to Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia.

GIP number: P47
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian By.3.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The fourth of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Pius II, Pont. Max., De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia.  [Rome:  Johannes Gensberg, ca. 1474]  (2)  Pius II, Pont. Max., De curialium miseria.  [Rome:  Bartholomaeus Guldinbeck or Wendelinus de Wila, not after Aug.] 1475.  (3) Tractatus quidam de Turcis.  [Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, ca. 1474-75].
Provenance: Provenance:  Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2231 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 19 livres 2 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.9.27”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  206 x 141 mm.
Leaf size: 200 x 137 mm.
Annotations: Quire numbered in ink very faintly "13" in top outer corner of 1/1r.
Decoration: Two-line initial “M” supplied in colour (the colour entirely washed out) on 1/1r.
Imperfections: None.


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