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.
4to. [1-510 6-88].  leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ip00728000; Goff P728; BMC IV 56; Bod-inc P-328.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||Variant colophon, which in this copy consists of nine lines only: without the line “Memento mori” and death’s head woodcut described in BMC and without the lines “Fauente Impreſſioni huius operiſ domino Iohanne Aloi || ſio Tuſcano aduocato conſiſtoriali” as described by Walsh (1354) and Bod-inc (P-328).|
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Pius II, Pont. Max., Epistolae in Cardinalatu editae. Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 14 July 1475. (2) Pius II, Pont. Max., Dialogus de somnio quodam. Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, 11 Sept. 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:||Copious marginal annotations in red ink (often extracting keywords) in a 15th/16th-century hand up to 5/7r (f. 47r); brief early marginal annotations in brown ink in a different hand on 7/4v (f. 62v) and 7/6v (f. 64v); “nota” marks supplied in red up to 5/7r (f. 47r) with occasional paragraph marks and underlining in same section.|