Zochis, Jacobus de: Canon, omnis utriusque sexus disputatum ac repetitum.

[Padua]:  Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho and Martinus de Septem Arboribus, 28 July 1472.
Fol.   [1-410 5-158].   [128] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC iz00028000;  Goff Z28;  BMC VII 904. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 328 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 28 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 “Av.5.9”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  294 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 287 x 199 mm.
Annotations: "Quaestio" headings numbered "1" to "30" written in the margins in red ink in a 16th-century hand;  washed-out marginal annotations in brown ink discernible in gatherings 1, 7, 8, and 9;  occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks;  manuscript foliation in brown ink (often cropped by binder).
Decoration: Eight-line initial “O” on 1/1r supplied in red with faded brown and yellow pen decoration;  seven-line initial “C” on 14/2r (f. 114r) supplied in red with brown and yellow pen decoration;  occasional paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

 

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