Tortellius, Johannes: Orthographia.

Edited by Adam Montaltus.

Rome:  Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus) and Simon Nicolai Chardella, [after 10 Aug.] 1471.
Fol.   [1-210 3-48 510 68 76 8-910 108 1110 128 136 14-1610 178 186 198 2010 218 22-2710 288 2912 30-3210 3312].   [304] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC it00394000;  Goff T394;  BMC IV 23;  Bod-inc T-220.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.1.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.6.16”.
Binding: 18th-century gold-tooled vellum, covers decorated with a floral roll border, a floral ornament at each inner corner;  gold-tooled spine;  edges of leaves marbled in red, green and blue;  front and rear free endpapers have a fleur-de-lys watermark within an oval frame.   Size:  368 x 270 mm.
Leaf size: 360 x 257 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional brief marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand;  very occasional “nota” marks.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting 33/11 (f. 303) containing the Registrum, and the final blank leaf;  lower margin of 1/2 excised - probably to remove evidence of ownership - and made good at a later date with a blank strip of paper.

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