Pius II, Pont. Max.: Historia Bohemica.

Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, and Johannes Nicolai Hanheymer, de Oppenheym, partly for Johannes Aloisius Tuscanus, 10 Jan. 1475.
4to.   [1-510 6-88].   [74] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ip00728000; GW M33753; Goff P728; BMC IV 56 (IB. 17755); Bod-inc P-328; CIBN P-423; BSB-Ink P-531.

GIP number: P61
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Variant colophon, which in this copy consists of nine lines only:  without the line “Memento mori” and death’s head woodcut described in BMC and without the lines “Fauente Impreſſioni huius operiſ domino Iohanne Aloi || ſio Tuſcano aduocato conſiſtoriali” as described by Walsh (1354) and Bod-inc (P-328).
Bound with: The third of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Pius II, Pont. Max., Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae.  Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 14 July 1475.  (2)  Pius II, Pont. Max., Dialogus de somnio quodam.  Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 11 Sept. 1475.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2564  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 60 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 26r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.6”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  273 x 200 mm.
Leaf size: 268 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations in red ink (often extracting keywords) in a 15th/16th-century hand up to 5/7r (f. 47r);  brief early marginal annotations in brown ink in a different hand on 7/4v (f. 62v) and 7/6v (f. 64v);  “nota” marks supplied in red up to 5/7r (f. 47r) with occasional paragraph marks and underlining in same section.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Marginal annotations in Pius II, Pont. Max.: Historia Bohemica