Pius II, Pont. Max.: Epistola ad Mahumetem.

[Padua:  Leonardus Achates de Basilea, before 1474]
4to.   [12].   [2] leaves.
ISTC ip00699600;  H 178*;  IGI 7764;  BSB-Ink P-546.

Date from ISTC and IGI;  BSB-Ink dates ca. 1473.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The third of five incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Canis, Johannes Jacobus, De ludo equestri Patavii ad Ludovicum Fuscarenum Carmen.  [Padua:  Leonardus Achates de Basilea, ca. 1472]   (2) Canis, Johannes Jacobus, Ad Nicolaum Canalem classem contra Turcos ducentem carmen.  [Padua:  Leonardus Achates de Basilea, ca. 1472]   (4) Patritius, Franciscus, Ecloga de Christi nativitate.  [Padua:  Printer of Lucianus (H 10276), ca. 1482]   (5) Canis, Johannes Jacobus, De modo studendi in utroque iure.  [Padua:  Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho], 1 Oct. 1476.
Provenance: Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician:  Hoblyn’s acquisition note '3s(λ/1745/6' and shelf-mark "F7-7" on front pastedown;  'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana:  sive, catalogus librorum, juxta exemplar, quod manu suâ maximâ ex parte descriptum reliquit Robertus Hoblyn ...'  (Londini: 1769), p. 274;  sale 'Bibliotheca Hobyliniana ... ' (1778) lot 2907.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the Hoblyn sale for £3.7.0;  see the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian bookplate on front pastedown with former shelf-mark "Be.8.30".
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled calf;  covers decorated with a double gold-fillet and blind decorative-roll border;  gold-tooled spine, red leather title label;  traces of manuscript lettering on fore-edge and lower edge.   Size: 208 x 144 mm.
Leaf size: 199 x 137 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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