Thomas Aquinas: Super quarto libro Sententiarum.

Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 13 June 1469.
Fol. [1-1310 148 (14/7+1) 15-2010 218 226 (22/5+1) 23-2810]. [274] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC it00168000; GW M46386; Goff T168; BMC I 25 (IC. 135); Bod-inc T-156; CIBN T-159; BSB-Ink T-263.

GIP number: T23
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.1.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 28/10r (f.274r) colophon, line 4:  “... gratuito ...” as in BMC, not “... gratuitu ...” as in Pellechet 1068 (note). 
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible at top and lower edges.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 262 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 (along with lots 260 and 261) by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 483 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.4.5”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a six-pointed gold star at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark;  watermark on front flyleaf “MGIS MOLEN”;  fleur-de-lys watermark with date “1742” on rear flyleaf.  Size:  407 x 306 mm. 
Leaf size: 395 x 292 mm. 
Annotations: Evidence of the numbering of quires in arabic numerals in an early hand in the centre of the lower margin of the first recto. 
Decoration: Thirteen-line initial “M” on 1/1r supplied in red with reserved white and with an infill of floral decoration in crimson and dark blue pen-work, which extends into the inner and lower margins;  other principal initials supplied in red with similar pen-work decoration extending into the margins;  smaller initials supplied throughout in red with reserved white;  running chapter numbers “I”-“L”, paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red throughout;  incipit supplied in red on 1/1r. 
Imperfections: None. 

Penwork initial and rubrication in Thomas Aquinas: Super quarto libro Sententiarum