Aristophanes: Comoediae novem [Greek].
Edited by Marcus Musurus, in part. With the Scholia.
Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 15 July 1498.
Fol. [*8] α-γ8 δ10 ε-ξ8 ο10 π-υ8 φ6 χ-ω8 A8 Β-Ε8 Ζ6 Η-Λ8 Μ4 Ν-Ο8 Π10 Ρ-Σ8 Τ6.  leaves, 90 and 348 blank. Gathering [*] numbered but not signed.
Woodcut initials and borders.
ISTC ia00958000; GW 2333; Goff A958; BMC V 559 (IB. 24470); Bod-inc A-383; CIBN A-503; BSB-Ink A-673; Ahmanson-Murphy 25
Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bh20-a.13 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants (as recorded in CIBN A-503):||(1) [*3] not numbered; (2) θ8r, final two lines of text: variant A; (3) κ5r, ending of final scholium: variant A; (4) ο2v, catchword: variant A; (5) Ζ3r, line 40 of scholium: variant B; (6) Σ2r, ending of final scholium: variant A.|
|Provenance:||George Buchanan, Scottish humanist poet and historian (1506-1582): inscription on [*1r] “Ex libris co[m]munis bibliothecæ Collegij Glasguenſis ex dono Georgij Buchananj”; donated 1578 - see Cosmo Innes, ed., 'Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasgow: 1854) vol. 3, p. 407.
University of Glasgow: shelfmark “AK f2 n2” on [*1r] matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313); shelfmark “E.6.19” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||Scotland, 20th-century red goatskin; spine lettered in gold; edges slightly trimmed and treated with red and gold; new end leaves; rebound by Ernest Riley with his binder’s note, dated 15 Dec. 1967, loosely inserted at end; previous binding unrecorded; housed in a red buckram-covered slip case. Size: 313 x 220 mm.|
|Leaf size:||301 x 202 mm.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants (as recorded in CIBN A-503):||(1) [*3] not numbered; (2) θ8r, final two lines of text: variant A; (3) κ5r, ending of final scholium: variant A; (4) ο2v, catchword: variant B; (5) Ζ3r, line 40 of scholium: variant B; (6) Σ2r, ending of final scholium: variant A.
|Provenance:||Unidentified Cambridge graduate (17th century): partially deleted inscription on [*1r] “[...] 1614 Coll. Eman. 1661 Aul Clar Cantab”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.1.8”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century diced russia, covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers. Size: 328 x 218 mm.|
|Leaf size:||320 x 210 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent “nota” marks in the form of a marginal “X” in a 17th/18th-century hand in four plays (Wealth, The Clouds, The Acharnians, The Birds); unread annotation in a 17th-century hand (heavily scored through) at top margin of [*1r]; partially scored through annotation in a 17th-century hand at lower margin of [*1r] “[...] in Agro North[am]p[tonien]si”; extract copied from Dibdin’s 'Introduction to the classics', vol. 1, p. 173, tipped-in at front.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf Τ6.|