Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: Opera.

Edited by Bartholomaeus Girardinus.

Venice:  [Printer of Ausonius], 7 Dec. 1472.
Fol.   [16 2-88 912 10-138].   [106] leaves (7, 54, 62, and 63 blank).
ISTC ia01401000;  Goff A1401;  BMC V 211;  Bod-inc A-622;  GW 3090.

Contents:  Epigrammata;  Versus paschales;  Epistolae;  Monosticha et tetrasticha;  Carmina minora;  Gratiarum actio ad Gratianum imperatorem;  Technopaegnion;  Griphus ternarii numeri;  Cento nuptialis;  Carmina minora;  De bissula.   Add:  [Pseudo-] Ovidius:  Consolatio ad Liviam.   Proba Falconia:  Cento Vergilianus.   Calpurnius Siculus, Titus:  Bucolica.   Nemesianus, Marcus Aurelius Olympius:  Bucolica.   Gregorius Tiphernas, Publius:  Carmina.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 2/3v (f. 9v), bottom line reads “... ┼┐alutiferæ.” not “... ┼┐alutifere.” - cf. CIBN A-795;  7/7v (f. 53v), line 27 reads “.B.  .G.” not “BARTOLOMEVS GIRARDINVS.”- cf. GW 3090 Anm.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and booklabel on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.6.2”.
Binding: 18th-century mottled calf decorated with a gold fillet, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  title label now missing (date on spine “1479” [sic]);  marbled endpapers;  sprinkled blue-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  282 x 195 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 188 mm.
Annotations: Frequent early marginal annotations in gatherings 2 and 3 but so heavily washed out as to be largely illegible;  occasional interlinear corrections to text;  occasional underlining and “nota” marks;  rectos numbered in an early hand in ink (some numbers cropped) “110”-“117”, “119”-“122”, “124”-“172” - indicating that this text had once been bound with another or other texts.
Decoration: Four-line initial “P” on 2/2r (f. 8r) supplied in blue (heavily washed out) with red pen-work decoration extending into margin;  five-line initial “N” on 10/1r (f. 75r) similarly decorated;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in red or in washed-out blue.
Imperfections: Wanting gathering 1 (ff. 1-6);  2/1 (f. 7);  3/2 (f. 16);  3/7 (f. 21);  gatherings 8 and 9 (ff. 55-74), which contain [Pseudo-] Ovidius, Consolatio ad Liviam and Proba Falconia, Cento Vergilianus;  gatherings 12 and 13 (ff. 91-106), which contain Gregorius Tiphernas, Carmina.

 

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