Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orator.

Commentrary by Victor Pisanus. Add: De fato; Topica; Timaeus. Commentary by Georgius Valla.

Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 16 July 1492.
Fol. A6 b-m6. [72] leaves.
Woodcut initials; woodcut diagrams; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ic00653000; BMC V, 440 (IB. 22870); Bod-inc C-237; GW 6756.

Accession number: 167507
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De officiis. [Venice: Philippus Pincius], 3 Mar. 1496; (3) Persius Flaccus, Aulus. Satyrae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 14 Feb. 1494/95.
Provenance: Southwark (Surrey), Augustinian priory of St Mary Overie/Overy: inscription “Liber b[ea]te marie oueray” on a2r of first item in volume; inscription “Liber b[ea]te marie ouerey” lightly scored through on i3v and “Liber b[ea]te ouerey in southwerke” on i4v of the third item in 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 of the first item in the volume.
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: Frequent marginal annotations (many slightly cropped) in a 16th/17th-century hand in gatherings A-f (the same hand has supplied marginalia in the other two works in the volume).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orator - Woodcut diagram