Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis.

With commentary by Petrus Marsus. Add: Laelius, sive De amicitia. With commentary by [Pseudo-] Omnibonus Leonicenus; Cato maior, sive De senectute. With commentary by Martinus Phileticus; Paradoxa Stoicorum. With commentary by Omnibonus Leonicenus.

[Venice: Philippus Pincius], 3 Mar. 1496.
Fol. a-t8 u6. [1], ii.-Clyii [sic for Clvii], [1] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC ic00610000; Goff C610; BMC V, 497 (IB. 23662); Bod-inc C-328; GW 6966.

Accession number: 167506
Bound with: The first of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (2) Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Orator. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 16 July 1492; (3) Persius Flaccus, Aulus. Satyrae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 14 Feb. 1494/95.
Variant: u5v: colophon reads “... M. ccccxcyi. ...” as in BMC, not “... M. ccccxcvi. ...” as in GW.
Provenance: Southwark (Surrey), Augustinian priory of St Mary Overie/Overy: inscription “Liber b[ea]te marie oueray” on a2r; a similar inscription in the third item in the volume; see Neil R. Ker, 'Medieval libraries of Great Britain: a list of surviving books', 2nd ed. (London: 1964), p. 180.
Richard Congley (1577-1592), Rector of Begbroke, Oxfordshire: inscription “Liber Richardi Congley” on i3v of the third item in the volume.
Meredeth Lewes (fl. 1623): inscription “Meredith Lewes Anno D[o]m[i]ni MDCxxiij” on a1r.
John Hurleslow (17th century): name “John Hurleslow” on i4v of the third item in the volume.
Thomas Harries (17th century): name “Thomas Harries” written twice on i4v of the third item in the volume.
Robert Stuart (1812-1848), bookseller, 159 Ingram Street, Glasgow: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Stuart 3 Dec. 1847 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “3 12 47 e/f Stuart” on front pastedown.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate inscribed “A Donation from Wm. Euing Esq”.
Binding: 17th-century calf over pasteboards (very dilapidated); covers decorated with a double-fillet border in blind. Size: 293 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 287 x 205 mm.
Annotations: Fairly frequent marginal annotations (many slightly cropped) in 16th/17th-century hands (one of which has supplied marginalia in the other two works in the volume); marginal annotation excised on q2r; occasional underlining, “nota” marks and pointing hands; occasional interlinear corrections; 19th-century numbers “S122’ in pencil, “2003”, “N69” and code “M/i”(?) in ink on front pastedown
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Top outer corner of a1 torn, with slight loss of text in lines 2-3 and to initial “V” of a1v.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis - Marginal annotations