Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-]: Vite dei Pontefici e Imperatori Romani.
Florence: Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, [not after 3 Feb.] 1478/79.
Fol. [*2] a-b8 c-h6 I6 l-q6 r8.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00420000; Goff P420; BMC VI 623; Bod-inc P-175.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||In this copy the two unsigned preliminary leaves containing the “Tavola” are bound at the end.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2727 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 19 sous; 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 “T.5.11”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; orange silk bookmark. Size: 256 x 193 mm.|
|Leaf size:||249 x 183 mm.|
|Annotations:||Leaves a1 to r7 foliated in an early hand “1” to “201” (many numbers cropped by binder); pointing hands in margins of o1v, o2v and p5v; shelfmark “59-19” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper (for a similar shelf-mark see By.3.6).|
|Decoration:||From a3r onwards initials supplied in alternate red and blue (some with reserved white); occasional capital strokes supplied in red; paragraph marks in “Tavola” supplied in alternate red and black.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final blank leaf.|