Pius II, Pont. Max.: Dialogus de somnio quodam.

Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 11 Sept. 1475.
Fol. & 4to.   [110 2-58 6-76].   [54] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ip00669000;  Goff P669;  BMC IV 57;  Bod-inc P-310.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Pius II, Pont. Max., Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae.  Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 14 July 1475. (3)  Pius II, Pont. Max., Historia Bohemica.  Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, and Johannes Nicolai Hanheymer, de Oppenheym, partly for Johannes Aloisius Tuscanus, 10 Jan. 1475.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2564  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 60 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 26r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.8.6”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  273 x 200 mm.
Leaf size: 268 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Occasional “nota” marks.
Decoration: Seven-line initial “E” on 1/2r supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration extending into margin.
Imperfections: None.


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