Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae.

[Rome:  Georgius Lauer, ca. 1470]
4to.   [1-1010].   [100] leaves.
ISTC ip00855000; GW M34582; Goff P855; Bod-inc P-410; R 1919.

GIP number: P79
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.26 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 1/8r, line 1:  “Poggii ...” as in Bod-inc, not “Pogii ...” as in R 1919.
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Bernardus Silvestris, Epistola de gubernatione rei familiaris.  [Rome:  Georgius Lauer, ca. 1470]
Provenance: Reverendus Pater Johannes (16th/17th-century):  inscription on 10/10v (f.100v) “R[everendus] P[ater] Johannes [...]”
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2129 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 73 livres 1 sou;  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 “K.7.13”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin, covers bordered with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner, and triple gold fillets form a centre panel with a separate diamond-shaped floral ornament at each outer corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  223 x 160 mm.
Leaf size: 216 x 152 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal inscription in an early hand on 2/2r (f.12r);  manicule on 10/3r (f.93r);  leaves foliated in ink in lower right-hand corner “1”-“93” in an 18th-century hand from 1/8 onwards.
Decoration: On 1/8r a six-line initial “V” (in error for “M”) is supplied in heavily faded red ink with pen-work decoration.
Imperfections: None.

Penwork initial in Poggius Florentinus: Facetiae