Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-]: De viris illustribus.
Florence: Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, 1478.
4to. a-d8.  leaves.
Authorship unknown. In this edition attributed to Pliny the Younger, but generally to Aurelius Victor from the 16th century (cf. M. M. Sage 'The De Viris Illustribus: authorship and date', Hermes 108, (1980), pp. 83-100).
ISTC ia01387000; Goff A1387; BMC VI 622; Bod-inc A-619.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.7 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together.
Bound with Floccus, Andreas, De Romanorum magistratibus. [Venice: Filippo di Pietro, ca. 1475].
|Provenance:||Joannes Roscius (17th century), possible owner: inscription “ex libris Joannis Roscij” on 1/1r of other item bound with this work (Floccus, Andreas, De Romanorum magistratibus. [Venice: Filippo di Pietro, ca. 1475]) - Roscius might also have owned the De viris illustribus depending upon when the works were first bound together.
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 3520 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £3.16.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library; price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
|Binding:||England, 18th-century red morocco, decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner, gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; yellow-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size 189 x 137 mm.|
|Leaf size:||183 x 130 mm.|