Turrecremata, Johannes de: Meditationes seu Contemplationes devotissimae.

[Mainz]:  Johann Neumeister, 3 Sept. 1479.
Fol.   [1-68 72].   [50] leaves, the first and last blank.  Collation based on sewing, watermarks, and 18th-century binder's pencil numbering of gatherings.
34 metalcuts.
ISTC it00539000;  Goff T539;  BMC I 43.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.26 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 378 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 121 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r) [entry erroneously dated 1473].
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.5.8”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  288 x 204 mm.
Leaf size: 282 x 197 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Three-line initial “O” on 1/2r and two-line initial “S” on 6/5r (f. 45r) supplied in red and blue with reserved white, other initials supplied throughout in red or blue;  text and metalcuts enclosed within red ink rules.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

Metalcut illustration and coloured initial in Turrecremata, Johannes de: Meditationes