Pius II, Pont. Max: De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia.

[Rome:  Printer of 'Mercuriales Quaestiones' (Theobaldus Schencbecher?), ca. 1472]
4to & 8vo.   [110 2-58].   [42] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ip00671600; GW M33515; BMC IV 46 (IA. 17635).

GIP number: P49
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Rauf Veniste (17th century):  motto and ownership inscription in lower margin of  1/2r “In magnis et voluisse sat est Rauf veniste gratis” and in upper margin “In Virtute benesce [Veniste’s monogram]”;  signature repeated on 5/7v (f. 41v) “Rauf veniste”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2230 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 29 livres 19 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 “Ah.8.8”.
Binding: France, 18th-century light brown calf decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  190 x 127 mm.
Leaf size: 187 x 124 mm.
Annotations: Frequent underlining and “nota” marks;  manicule on 4/7r (f. 33r);  a largely erased annotation (18th-century shelfmark?) on verso of front free endpaper.
Decoration: Four-line initial “V” on 1/2r supplied in brown ink;  single paragraph mark supplied in red on 1/2v.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

Ownership inscriptions in Pius II, Pont. Max.: De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia