Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades.

Edited by Lucas Porrus.   Add:  Lucius Annaeus Florus:  Epitome.

Treviso:  Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 1482.
Fol.   a10 b-q8 r6 aa-mm8 nn-oo6 A-K8 L6.   [330] leaves, 1, 136, 330 blank.
ISTC il00243000;  Goff L243;  BMC VI 896;  Bod-inc L-121.

 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Frater Georgius (17th century):  partially obliterated inscription on a2r “Usui fratris Georgij [...] 1610(?)”
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ai.2.5”.
Binding: 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco, covers decorated with a floral roll and an anthemion roll to a two panel design, with separate ornaments at the inner corners of the panels;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gauffered gilt-edged leaves;  three silk bookmarks (pink, green, and blue);  front and rear flyleaves have watermark of a shield containing a bird and two flower-heads(?).   Size:  336 x 235 mm.
Leaf size: 323 x 224 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th/17th-century hand;  misprinted signatures p4 (“qpiiii”), q4 (“piiii”), A4 (“Biiii”) corrected by hand.
Decoration: Woodcut initials pasted into initial spaces in several instances (e.g. initial “M” on aa1v).
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves a1 and L6.

Pasted in woodcut initial from Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades