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.   [184] leaves, leaf 89 blank.
ISTC ia01154000;  Goff A1154;  BMC V 232;  Bod-inc A-463;  GW 2739.

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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1 of the second part (leaf [89]).

 

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