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

[Rome:  Johannes Gensberg, ca. 1474]
4to.   [1-58].   [40] leaves.
ISTC ip00674000; GW M33518; Goff P674; BMC IV 50 (IA. 17825).

GIP number: P50
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian By.3.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (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]  (4)  Pius II, Pont. Max., De captione urbis Constantinopolitanae.  [Rome:  Johannes Gensberg, ca. 1474].
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: Frequent “nota” marks in faded brown ink;  occasional underlining;  marginal correction on 2/8r (f. 16r).
Decoration: Decoration:  Two-line initial “M” on [1/1r] supplied in gold;  other initials throughout  supplied in colour - mostly entirely washed out except for an initial “S” in red on [5/5r] (f. 37r) and an initial “Z” in blue on [5/5v] (f. 37v);  guide letters visible in brown ink.
Imperfections: None. 


Marginal correction in Pius II: De duobus amantibus Euryalo et Lucretia