Anthologia Graeca Planudea [Greek].

Edited by Janus Lascaris.

Florence:  Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, 11 Aug. 1494.
4to.   A-Ω8 AA-KK8 [*]8.   [280] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ia00765000;  Goff A765;  BMC VI 666;  Bod-inc A-308;  GW 2048.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.25 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: This copy printed on vellum.
Provenance: Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 817 in Bibliotheca Askeviana … (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter for £28.7.0 at the Askew sale according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Be.1.15”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled blue goatskin;  on both covers triple fillets form a frame, within which is a border made-up of separate tools;  both covers are decorated with a lozenge-shaped centre-piece made-up of separate tools;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  green silk bookmark.  Size: 232 x 157 mm.
Leaf size: 220 x 144 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: On A1v is a one-line initial “A” in gold on a square blue ground decorated with white dots and bordered in black, with a floral panel in blue, pink, green and gold, bordered in black, in the outer margin;  on A2r is a four-line initial “T” in gold with a floral background and a similar floral panel in blue, pink, green and gold, bordered in gold, in the inner margin;  on K2v is a four-line initial “O” in gold on a square crimson ground with gold scroll work, the area enclosed by the initial decorated with a purple iris on a blue ground, with illuminated floral decoration extending into the outer margin;  on X2r is a four-line initial “K” in crimson and gold on a square blue ground decorated with black and white dots and bordered with gold, with illuminated floral decoration extending into the inner margin;  on EE8r is a four-line initial “A” in gold on a square blue ground with black and white dots and bordered with gold, with illuminated floral decoration extending into the inner margin;  on ΘΘ4r is a four-line initial “H” in gold on a on a square crimson ground decorated with gold scroll work and bordered with gold, the spaces above and below the bar of the letter “H” filled in with blue and decorated with black and white dots, with illuminated floral decoration extending into the inner margin.
Imperfections: Wanting the final gathering [*], containing the dedication to Piero de' Medici and the colophon - possibly suppressed (see BMC).

Illuminated initial in Anthologia Graeca Planudea [Greek]

 

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.28 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printed on paper.  Lower margins of [*3-7] made up.
Provenance: Jesuits - Unidentified House:  heavily washed and partially illegible inscription on A1r (under ultraviolet lamp) “... Soc. Jesv”.
Robert ---, M.D., 16th/17th century:  a heavily washed and partially illegible inscription on A1r (under ultraviolet lamp) “Ex libris Robertj […] Doctoris Med [...]”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1520 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 160 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “K.7.6”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco, decorated with triple gold fillets, a five-pointed star at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  228 x 162 mm.
Leaf size: 220 x 153 mm.
Annotations: Single marginal annotation in Greek in an early hand on B3r;  occasional ink underlining in gatherings A and B;  the accents on the Greek letters in the final gathering [*] have been added in manuscript.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank [*8].

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