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.   [46] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00883000; GW M34661; Goff P883; BMC VII 907 (IA. 29830); CIBN P-538.

GIP number: P84
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.

Illuminated initial and border decoration in Polentonus, Sicco: Vita S. Antonii de Padua. Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.12.