Pius II, Pont. Max.: Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae.
Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 14 July 1475.
4to. [1-310 4-88 96].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ip00710000; Goff P710; BMC IV 57; Bod-inc P-324.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (2) Pius II, Pont. Max., Dialogus de somnio quodam. Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 11 Sept. 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:||Pointing hands on 2/2r (f. 12r) and 2/10v (f. 20v).|
|Decoration:||On 1/2r a seven-line initial “D” is supplied in gold on a square ground of white-vine decoration filled in with crimson, blue and green and bordered with gold, the white-vine extending into all four margins; at the centre of the decoration of the lower margin is a green laurel wreath (the space within left blank); other initials supplied in alternate red and blue throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|