Petrarca, Francesco: Secretum de contemptu mundi.

[Strassburg:  The R-printer (Adolf Rusch), not after 1473].
Fol.   [110 28 310 4-58 610].   [54] leaves (the first blank).
ISTC ip00412000;  Goff P412;  BMC I 61;  Bod-inc P-171.

Cf. Bod-inc and Walsh 72 for corrections of BMC's collation.
Ascribed to Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch in Bod-inc.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.21 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with Petrarca, Francesco, De vita solitaria.   [Strassburg:  The R-printer (Adolf Rusch), not after 1473].   Treated as two separate editions by BMC, Proctor, Goff, Sack and others;  treated as a single edition in two parts by Bod-inc following CIBN.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ae.10.15”.
Binding: 18th-century mottled brown calf decorated with triple gold fillets;  red-edged leaves;  repaired and rebacked with brown morocco by Douglas Cockerell & Son, Feb. 1962;  new plain endpapers;  samples of original spine and marbled endpapers mounted on inside of rear board;  binder’s note tipped onto rear free endpaper.   Size:  248 x 207 mm.
Leaf size: 240 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations, underlining and pointing hands in a 16th-century hand.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

 

Marginal annotations in Petrarca, Francesco: Secretum de contemptu mundi