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].   [148] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ia00931000;  Goff A931;  BMC V 160;  Bod-inc A-366;  GW 2293.

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 morocco 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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

 

Early manuscript signature in Appianus: Historia Romana (Pars II)