Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Satyrae.
Commentaries by Johannes Britannicus and Bartholomaeus Fontius. Edited by Bartholomaeus Merula.
Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 14 Feb. 1494/95.
Fol. a-g6 h-i4.  leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut; woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ip00356000; Goff P356; BMC V, 529 (IB. 24033); Bod-inc P-146.
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De officiis. [Venice: Philippus Pincius], 3 Mar. 1496; (2) Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Orator. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 16 July 1492.|
|Provenance:||Southwark (Surrey), Augustinian priory of St Mary Overie/Overy: inscription “Liber b[ea]te marie ouerey” lightly scored through on i3v; inscription “Liber b[ea]te ouerey in southwerke” on i4v; inscription “Liber b[ea]te marie oueray” on a2r of the first 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.
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.
Thomas Harries (17th century): name “Thomas Harries” written twice on i4v.
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:||Very occasional marginal annotations in 16th/17th-century hands (one of which has supplied marginalia in the other two works in the volume); occasional underlining and “nota” marks; various scribbles and pen-trials on i4v, together with a quotation “Omnis scientia est de num[er]o bonor[um] et honorabiliu[m]”; two 17th-century inscriptions on i4r: a proverb “heu quam difficile est crime[n] no[n] prodere vultu” and a quatrain “Vulcan did make for Mars his armour good || And Mars on Vulcans head his horn to bud || This worke for thine, Lame God, God Mars thee wrought || Thou souldest his armour cheape but deere thy hornes were bought”.|