Platina, Bartholomaeus: Vitae pontificum.

[Venice]:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 11 June 1479.
Fol.   a10 b-o8 p6 q-y8 z10 &8 aa-ee8 ff6.   [240] leaves.
ISTC ip00768000; GW M33887; Goff P768; BMC V 235 (IB. 20355); Bod-inc P-342; CIBN P-443; BSB-Ink P-565.

GIP number: P65
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-c.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Conte Alessandro Sanvitale (d. 1804), of Parma:  book label with manuscript inscription within an engraved oval frame “Dei Conti Alessandro, e Stefano Sanvitale” on front pastedown.
Conte Stefano Sanvitale (1764-1838), of Parma, Italian politician and philanthropist (son of Alessandro Sanvitale):  see above.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 11 May 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code “11 5 69 Arthur ca/f” on a1r together with his inventory number “No 4110” and a superseded inventory number “128”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: 19th-century red paper-covered boards, red goatskin spine with gilt spine title and gilt bands;  front and rear flyleaves have watermark of a trefoil flanked by the letters “F” and “P”.   Size:   308 x 204 mm.
Leaf size: 296 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in Latin in ink in a humanist hand;  other marginal notes in ink in later hands;  occasional marginal notes in pencil in a 19th-century(?) hand;  several erroneous printed signatures corrected in manuscript in an early hand;  foliated in ink in an 18th-century hand (the same hand probably responsible for a brief note in Italian on the physical make-up of the book on a1r);  note in ink in French and Italian on this edition written by either Alessandro or Stefano Sanvitale on rear free endpaper;  19th-century price “£1.11.6” and pencil numbers “386” and “1365” on front pastedown together with a brief reference in Italian to Brunet;  brief 19th-century note in ink in English on this edition on front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Annotations in Platina, Bartholomaeus: Vitae pontificum