Pius II, Pont. Max: De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia.
[Rome: Printer of 'Mercuriales Quaestiones' (Theobaldus Schencbecher?), ca. 1472]
4to & 8vo. [110 2-58].  leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ip00671600; GW M33515; BMC IV 46 (IA. 17635).
|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.|