Paulus de Sancta Maria: Scrutinium scripturarum.
[Rome]: Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), [not after Apr. 1471]
4to. [1-2810 298].  leaves.
ISTC ip00202000; Goff P202; BMC IV 21; Bod-inc P-046.
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).
|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 gathering 17 have been wrongly folded so that 17/10 (f. 170) is bound at the beginning of the gathering 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 morocco 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.|