Asconius Pedianus, Quintus: Commentarii in orationes Ciceronis.
Edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus. Add: Georgius Trapezuntius: De artificio Ciceronianae orationis Pro Quinto Ligario. Antonius Luschus: Inquisitio super xi orationes Ciceronis. Sicco Polentonus: Argumenta super xii orationibus et invectivis Ciceronis.
Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, [between 2 June and 12 Sept. 1477]
Fol. Part I: a10 b6 c-g8; part II: a8 b10 c8 d6; part III: a-d10.8 e8 f6 g-l8 m6.  leaves, leaf 89 blank.
ISTC ia01154000; GW 2739; Goff A1154; BMC V 232 (IB. 20303); Bod-inc A-463; CIBN A-629; BSB-Ink A-791.
In three parts.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley, from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford; see below and also in Annotations.
Thomas Osborne (d.1767), bookseller: top corner of first front flyleaf (which is now mounted onto front free endpaper) is cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price; a revised price in pencil ‘1-1-0’ is visible adjacent to the excision; see 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', I (1743), no. 5098 (‘Tegm. Maurit. deaurat.’), III (1744), no. 945 (‘Cor. Turc. deaurat.’), V (1745), no. 754 (‘corio turcico deaur.’); one of the Osborne copies is lot 95 (‘gilt-panelled russia’ by Thomas Elliott, with Harleian pressmark) in the Doheny sale, Christie’s, N.Y., 22 Oct. 1987.
Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician: 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana: sive, catalogus librorum, juxta exemplar, quod manu suâ maximâ ex parte descriptum reliquit Robertus Hoblyn ...' (Londini:, J. Murray, 1769), p.214; lot 4398 in the auction sale 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1778); Hoblyn’s shelfmark "W7-17" on mounted first front flyleaf.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased at the Hoblyn sale for £2.16.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on rear pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.4.15”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled calf; covers decorated with a double-fillet border and with a central panel formed by a triple fillet, with a floral ornament at each outer corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers. Size: 292 x 207 mm.|
|Leaf size:||283 x 197 mm.|
|Annotations:||On the rear free endpaper is an 18th-century numbering in pencil resembling "II1"; a similar numbering appears in three other Hunterian incunables with a Harleian provenance (Bh.2.16, Bx.2.18, Bw.2.3); annotation "C & P N/h" on front flyleaf.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1 of the second part (leaf ).|