Translated with commentary by Marsilius Ficinus.
Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 7 May 1492.
Fol. a10 b8 c-n10 o12 p-z10 &10 aa-uu10 [xx]2.  leaves, the first blank.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ip00815000; Goff P815; BMC VI 640; Bod-inc P-383.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-b.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||Some copies are known with title printed on a1v; not present in this copy.|
|Provenance:||Johannes Jacobus Sattler (fl. 1611-1628), author of 'De usu setacei in praeservatione apoplexiae' (Ulm: 1628): inscription on a1r “[...] Plotinum hunc Platonicum in perpetuum amicitiae symbolon dono dat fortiss[im]o d[omi]no M[agistro] Thomae Speggero Ludirectori Juliomagensi Jo[hann]es Jacobus Sattler Artium & Med[icinae] D[octor]. 21o S[eptem]b[ris] i6ii. Viue, Vale, memor mej”.
Thomas Spegger (fl. 1611) of Pfullendorf (Baden-Württemberg) - see above.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Arthur 19 Mar. 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code “19 3 69 Arthur ad/-” on a2r together with his inventory number “No 4009” and an earlier Euing inventory number “115”; source confirmed in Euing’s acquisition inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||Germany(?), 16th-century quarter blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards; the pigskin on both boards is decorated with a quadruple fillet to form a long rectangle, which is in turn divided by a quadruple fillet into three diamond-shaped compartments and ten triangular compartments; the diamond-shaped compartments are decorated with a floral stamp with fringed leaves; the triangular compartments are decorated either with a square stamp of a stag or with a diamond-shaped floral stamp; evidence from nail holes on rear board of two clasps (both now lost); spine undecorated; title “Plotin[us]” in ink in an early hand on lower edge of text block; volume repaired in the 19th/20th century - fore-edges of both boards spliced with new wood, new pastedowns added (earlier pastedowns not preserved), and a red leather title label added to spine. Size: 356 x 245 mm.|
|Leaf size:||345 x 233 mm.|
|Annotations:||Brief marginal annotation and underlining in sepia ink in a 16th-century hand on b2v; marginal annotation in a 17th-century hand on a5v; pencil number “101/4” on a1v is probably a binder’s job number.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the unsigned gathering [xx] containing errata.|