Platina, Bartholomaeus: Vitae pontificum.

[Treviso]:  Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 10 Feb. 1485.
Fol.   a10 b-q8 r6.   [136] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00770000; GW M33883; Goff P770; BMC VI 897 (IB. 28435); Bod-inc P-344; CIBN P-445; BSB-Ink P-567.

GIP number: P66
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.23 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: La Cervara, Santa Margherita, Liguria, Benedictines, S. Hieronymus:  inscription on first front flyleaf:  “Iste Liber [id est] Platina de vitis sum[m]or[um] pontificu[m] est Conuentus s[an]cti hieronymi de Ceruaria signatus nu[mer]o & signo talj 621 i[am]s[crip]t[o]”.
Giovanni Battista (16th/17th century):  signed (in a different hand) below the above inscription “Noi D. Gio: batt[ist]a”.
Ebenezer Brown (d. 1828), M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals:  presented to the Hunterian Library in March, 1852 (cf. University of Glasgow Library, Museum records, MR37/14, 15) by Miss Marjory Ettles of Stirling from the library of her late brother-in-law, Dr Ebenezer Brown, a matriculated student in the Greek Class at Glasgow University in 1786 (cf. James Coutts, 'A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909', pp. 404-5;  W. Innes Addison, 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858', no. 4573).
Marjory Ettles (fl. 1852) of Stirling:  see above.
University of Glasgow:  presented in 1852 (see above);  Hunterian Museum bookplate, with former shelfmark “E.1.12” (a later addition to the Hunterian Library with no connection to William Hunter’s original collection).
Binding: Italy, 18th-century parchment;  manuscript spine title;  front free endpaper has a watermark of three circles arranged vertically - the top circle has a crescent moon within and is surmounted by a cross, the middle circle contains the initials SNDB, and the lower circle contains the initials NP.   Size:  308 x 193 mm.
Leaf size: 306 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in a humanist hand in first half of book, mainly extracting keywords, together with frequent underlining and “nota” marks;  16th-century(?) foliation in brown ink (some numbers cropped by binder and many others are overwritten with a modern foliation in pencil);  manuscript index of popes on second front flyleaf with reference to the early foliation.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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