Hieronymus: Epistolae.

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].  [304] 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].  [332] 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 munerÅ« ...” 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.

Decorated initial and border decoration in  Hieronymus: Epistolae