Polentonus, Sicco: Vita S. Antonii de Padua.
Add: Sixtus IV: Bulla, 12 March 1471/72 in favour of the church of St Anthony at Padua, "Immensa divinae bonitatis".
[Padua]: Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho, 11 June 1476.
4to. a10 b-e8 f4.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00883000; GW M34661; Goff P883; BMC VII 907 (IA. 29830); CIBN P-538.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.12 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2794 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 66 livres 1 sou; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.9.30”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; red silk bookmark. Size: 207 x 145 mm.|
|Leaf size:||202 x 140 mm.|
|Annotations:||Manicules on a5v and f2v.|
|Decoration:||A six-line initial ‘D’ on a1r is supplied in pink with red and green infill and is set on a square gold ground, from which stylized foliage decoration in pink, blue and gold extends into the inner margin; the lower margin of a1r has a blue roundel (empty but presumably meant to receive an owner’s initials or coat of arms), from which similar stylized foliage decoration extends across the lower margin. A three-line initial ‘S’ on e8v is supplied in gold on a rectangular blue ground decorated with white dots, the spaces enclosed by the initial decorated in patterned green; other initials supplied in red or blue throughout, all with calligraphic decoration in red or blue; text enclosed within red ink rules.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf f4.|