Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Super secunda parte Codicis.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1476.
Fol.   a10 b8 c-e10 f8 g10 h8 i-k10 l-m8 n6 M4 o-r10 ſ8 t6 u8.   [182] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ib00199000;  GW 3508;  Goff B199;  Bod-inc B-099;  BSB-Ink B-130 (II).

GIP number: B18
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bv.1.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see below.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  top corner of first front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, Shrewsbury School bindings, p.114);  vestiges of an erased price in pencil adjacent to excision;  no. 3149 (which includes three other 15th-century editions of Bartolus de Saxoferrato) in Osborne’s Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 3 (London:  1744);  the three accompanying editions of Bartolus de Saxoferrato, uniformly bound in 18th-century diced russia, are also in the Hunterian Library (see shelfmarks Bv.1.1 (B17), Bv.1.3 (B19), Bv.1.4 (B20)).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.3.3”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled diced russia, bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.   On both covers double fillets form a frame, within which is a border made up of three separate tools including Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman no. 11.   The head and foot of the spine are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 2, and the spine compartments are decorated with several individual tools, one of which is Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman no. 17.   The edges are decorated with Chapman roll 2, and the turn-ins are undecorated;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  437 x 295 mm.
Leaf size: 429 x 285 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations and running headings in a 16th-century hand, and foliated in the same hand “1”-“C81” from a2-u8 (the same hand supplied the marginalia, running headings and foliation in Bv.1.1 (B17) and Bv.1.4 (B20));  occasional manicules and nota marks;  signature “M” changed in pen-and-ink to “nn”.
Decoration: Principal initials supplied in red or blue with reserved white;  other initials and paragraph marks throughout supplied in alternate red and blue.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

Manuscript annotations in Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Super secunda parte Codicis