Paulus de Sancta Maria: Scrutinium scripturarum.

[Rome]:  Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), [not after Apr. 1471]
4to.   [1-2810 298].   [288] leaves.
ISTC ip00202000; GW M29969; Goff P202; BMC IV 21 (IB. 17257); Bod-inc P-046; CIBN P-71; BSB-Ink P-46.

Usually dated not after 11 June from a copy formerly at Leipzig now in Moscow purchased on that day (BMC), but the Roma Casanatense copy was bought in April (A. Modigliani, 'Tipografi a Roma prima della stampa', (Rome: 1989) p.50 n.109).

GIP number: P7
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: With an additional leaf containing the Registrum bound in at the front - cf. the Bod-inc copy.   The outer leaves of quire 17 have been wrongly folded so that 17/10 (f. 170) is bound at the beginning of the quire and 17/1 (f. 161) at the end.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 132 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 59 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Be.7.25”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine (including a thistle tool);  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  291 x 203 mm.
Leaf size: 283 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Traces of manuscript signatures.
Decoration: A seven-line initial ‘S’ on 1/1r is supplied in red, blue and reserved white and set on a square ground of red and violet pen-work, with a floral border of violet pen-work in the inner, upper and lower margins;  a three-line initial ‘I’ on 17/10r (f. 170r) is supplied in blue and set on a square ground of red pen-work which extends into the inner margin;  a seven-line initial ‘F’ on 17/10v (f. 170v) is supplied in red, blue and reserved white and set on a square ground of violet and red pen-work, the latter extending into the outer margin;  paragraph marks supplied in red or blue throughout.
Imperfections: None.


Seven Line Initial 'S' from 'Scrutinium Scripturarum'