Strabo: Geographia, libri XVI.

Translated by Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tifernas.   Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria.

[Venice]:  Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.
Fol.   [1-310 4-58 6-810 9-108 11-1310 14-158 16-1810 198 206 (20/2+1) 21-2210 23-248].   [219] leaves, the first and last blank.  Stub showing between 20/4 and 20/5.
ISTC is00794000; GW M44100; Goff S794; BMC V 161 (IC. 19548); Bod-inc S-326; CIBN S-471; BSB-Ink S-595.

GIP number: S56
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.1.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 2602 (“mar. bl.” i.e. blue morocco) 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 120 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.5.4”.
Note: Hunter apparently had a second copy of this edition, which he purchased through his agent, Peter Molini, for 48 livres at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale (lot 573 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770);  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).   However, the binding of that copy is described in the sale catalogue as “M. R.” i.e. red morocco;  it is no longer in the Hunterian Library.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  395 x 284 mm.
Leaf size: 384 x 271 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in a humanist hand, but almost all so washed out as to be illegible;  traces of running book numbers, but most cropped by binder;  18th-century note in ink to the binder on second front flyleaf “Titre du livre.   Strabonis geographiae editio Princeps 1472 Mar. B”, below which is a note by Hunter “This cannot be editio princeps, but the second, and a copy of the first ...”
Decoration: Initials supplied in red or blue or red with reserved white, with purple pen-work added occasionally.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

Instructions to binder in Strabo: Geographia, libri XVI