Appianus: Historia Romana (Pars II).
Translated by Petrus Candidus Decembrius. With additions by Raphael Zovenzonius.
[Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.
Fol. [110 28 310 4-68 710 8-128 13-1410 158 1610 178].  leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ia00931000; GW 2293; Goff A931; BMC V 160 (IB. 19953); Bod-inc A-366; CIBN A-485; BSB-Ink A-654.
Pars II comprises the five books of De bellis civilibus, Illyrica and Celticorum epitomen (CIBN A-485).
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2896 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 184 livres; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ak.3.10”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark. Size: 340 x 242 mm.|
|Leaf size:||335 x 228 mm.|
|Annotations:||Traces of early manuscript signatures in most gatherings; number “1338” in ink over the number “2” on verso of front free endpaper, together with an erased pencil inscription.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first and final blank leaves.|