Pulgar, Fernando de: Libro de los claros varones de Castilla.
Toledo: Juan Vasquez, 24 Dec. 1486.
4to. [*2] a-h8 i4.  leaves.
ISTC ip01128000; Goff P1128; IGI 8230.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.43 (see main library entry for this item )|
|Provenance:||Juan Apoveda (16th/17th century): inscription on a4v “Liber quiest Ioanis apoueda.”
Benito Martínez Gayosso (18th century): inscription on a1r “D D. Benito Mrnz Gayosso.”
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on free front endpaper, with former shelfmark “Ay.2.1”.
|Binding:||Spain, 18th-century vellum, with remains of two ties; ink title on spine “Claros varones de Castilla”; inner folds of many leaves strengthened with paper guards. Size: 200 x 143 mm.|
|Leaf size:||194 x 138 mm.|
|Annotations:||Title on front fly leaf “Los Claros Varones dspaña fecho por hernando del pulgar dirigido a la reina nuestra señora.”; a few 18th-century marginal notes in Spanish (many cropped by binder); leaves a2 to i2 foliated in ink 2-64 (i.e. foliated after the volume had become imperfect); 18th-century price "-3-" in pencil on front free endpaper.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the two unsigned preliminary leaves and leaves e1, e8 and i3 (the last supplied in photostat in 1925 from a copy then in the possession of the London booksellers, Messrs Maggs); tears in a1 with loss of a few letters; large tear in i4 with loss of text.|