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:  Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, ca. 1498]
Fol.   a-e6 f-g4 A-C6 D4 E-G6.   [78] leaves.
ISTC ia01155000;  Goff A1155;  BMC V 474;  GW 2740.

Dated ca. 1492 in GW;  dated ca. 1498 by Sack(Freiburg) 313 on the basis of the type.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.2.12 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis-Léon-Félicité , duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  arms in gilt on both covers (Olivier 740);  lot 230 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 49 livres 4 sous;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.1.9”.
Binding: France, 18th-century gold-tooled blue morocco;  covers decorated with a wide border formed from a large square-shaped tool (incorporating a circular laurel-leaf motif) repeated within a frame of double fillets;  Brancas de Lauraguais on both covers;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.  Size:  313 x 215 mm.
Leaf size: 308 x 205 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Front cover of binding from 'Commentarii in orationes Ciceronis'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.2.12.