Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria.
Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 13 Dec. 1468.
Fol. Vol. I: [1-710 88 9-1210 1314 14-1810 1914 20-2310 2412 25-2810 29-308].  leaves (1/1 and 30/8 blank). Vol. II: [1-410 5-612 7-1010 1114 12-1410 15-168 17-2010 2112 22-2710 2812 29-3010 31-3212].  leaves (1/1.10, 32/12 blank).
The printers are named in the dedication.
ISTC ih00161000; Goff H161; BMC IV 5, XII 1; Bod-inc H-083; GW 12421.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-a.5, 6 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Bound in two volumes.|
|Variants:||Vol. I: 1/3r, lines 3-9: setting is as Bod-inc, not as BMC. Vol. II: 1/2r, line 1: “... om[macron over m]ia munerū ...” as in GW’s main transcription, not “... omnia munerum ...” as GW Anm. 5.|
|Provenance:||Pickering & Chatto, booksellers and publishers, London (firm founded in 1820 by William Pickering, continued by his son, Basil Montagu Pickering, and purchased by Thomas Chatto in 1878): sold book to William Euing; item 1684 in an unidentified Pickering catalogue.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Pickering 3 Nov. 1854 for £4.16.0 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedowns of both volumes “3. 11. 54. £4-16/- No 1684 Pick.” together with his early inventory number “No 79”.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedowns.
|Binding:||Italy, 18th-century vellum; manuscript spine titles; free endpapers in both volumes have watermark of a fleur-de-lys within a double circle, with the initials “P. M.” (Pietro Miliani) above and “FABRIANO” below. Size: 415 x 293 mm.|
|Leaf size:||408 x 285 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional annotations (mainly extracting keywords or phrases), 'nota' marks and pointing hands in a humanist hand in both volumes; vol. II also includes lengthier marginal annotations in a later (18th-century?) hand, with frequent references to Pliny; early signatures visible in both volumes; vol. I foliated in faded red ink in a 16th-century hand ‘1-293’ from 2/1-30/7 (ff. 11-303) and vol. II foliated ‘1-321’ from 2/1-32/11 (ff. 11-331); references to that foliation added to the Tables of contents in both volumes i.e. 1/3r-1/6r of vol. I and 1/4r-1/9r of vol. II; 19th-century price(?) code ‘γ λγ βχ’ in pencil on front free endpaper of vol. I.|
|Decoration:||On 2/1r (f. 11r) of volume I a seven-line initial “M” is supplied in olive green and yellow and is set on a square ground of white-vine decoration defined in pale crimson, green and blue, which extends into the inner margin; a similarly decorated seven-line initial “P” is supplied on 2/1r (f. 11r) of volume II; several other principal initials supplied in a similar style in both volumes; numerous two-line initials throughout both volumes supplied in alternate red and blue; small guide-letters in brown ink visible at edges of many margins; rubrics in red throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves 1/1.10 of volume 2.|