Simoneta, Johannes: Commentarii rerum gestarum Francisci Sfortiae.
Edited by Franciscus Puteolanus.
Milan: Antonius Zarotus, '23 Jan.' [between 6 July 1481 and 3 Feb. 1482]
Fol. a-z8 A-E8 F-G6 H-K8 L6 M-N8 O10.  leaves, the last two blank.
ISTC is00532000; GW M42283; Goff S532; BMC VI 718 (IB. 25995); Bod-inc S-214; CIBN S-278.
A six years’ privilege for this book was granted by the Duke of Milan to the printers on 6 July 1481. For date of printing see BMC and CIBN; one of the Paris BN copies has a printed letter of dedication to Louis XI dated 3 Feb. 1482; G. Ianziti, 'Humanistic historiography under the Sforzas' (Oxford: 1988) pp. 211-19, argues that printing was finished in 1483. – ISTC.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Rome, Barnabites (Clerici Regulares Sancti Pauli), Collegio di S. Paolo alla Colonna: partially erased inscription on a1r "Collegii [...] Cleric[orum] Regulariu[m] S. Pauli in Colūna" - above which is a totally erased inscription.
Paris, Jesuits: "Colleg. Paris. Soc. Iesu" in upper margin of a1r; lot 4483 in 'Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque des ci-devant soi-disans Jésuites de Collège de Clermont' (Paris: 1764); sold for 100 livres according to the priced copy of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2958 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 50 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ay.1.7”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark. Size: 318 x 227 mm.|
|Leaf size:||308 x 214 mm.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in brown ink throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves O9 and O10.|