Platina, Bartholomaeus: Vitae pontificum.
[Treviso]: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 10 Feb. 1485.
Fol. a10 b-q8 r6.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ip00770000; Goff P770; BMC VI 897; Bod-inc P-344.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.23 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||La Cervara, Santa Margherita, Liguria, Benedictines, S. Hieronymus: inscription on first front flyleaf: “Iste Liber [id est] Platina de vitis sum[m]or[um] pontificu[m] est Conuentus s[an]cti hieronymi de Ceruaria signatus nu[mer]o & signo talj 621 i[am]s[crip]t[o]”.
Giovanni Battista (16th/17th century): signed (in a different hand) below the above inscription “Noi D. Gio: batt[ist]a”.
Ebenezer Brown (d. 1828), M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals: presented to the Hunterian Library in March, 1852 (cf. University of Glasgow Library, Museum records, MR37/14, 15) by Miss Marjory Ettles of Stirling from the library of her late brother-in-law, Dr Ebenezer Brown, a matriculated student in the Greek Class at Glasgow University in 1786 (cf. James Coutts, 'A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909', pp. 404-5; W. Innes Addison, 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858', no. 4573).
Marjory Ettles (fl. 1852) of Stirling: see above.
University of Glasgow: presented in 1852 (see above); Hunterian Museum bookplate, with former shelfmark “E.1.12” (a later addition to the Hunterian Library with no connection to William Hunter’s original collection).
|Binding:||Italy, 18th-century vellum; manuscript spine title; front free endpaper has a watermark of three circles arranged vertically - the top circle has a crescent moon within and is surmounted by a cross, the middle circle contains the initials SNDB, and the lower circle contains the initials NP. Size: 308 x 193 mm.|
|Leaf size:||306 x 190 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotations in a humanist hand in first half of book, mainly extracting keywords, together with frequent underlining and “nota” marks; 16th-century(?) foliation in brown ink (some numbers cropped by binder and many others are overwritten with a modern foliation in pencil); manuscript index of popes on second front flyleaf with reference to the early foliation.|