Dionysius Halicarnaseus: Antiquitates Romanae.  

Translated by Lampugninus Biragus.


Treviso:  Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 Feb. 1480.
Fol.   [110 2-78 8-96 10-378 386].   [300] leaves, the first blank in most copies, but in some bearing a title.
ISTC id00250000;  Goff D250;  BMC VI 895;  Bod-inc D-096;  CIBN D-158;  GW 8423.

Known in at least 6 issues, frequently mixed:  see GW.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow


Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: 1/1 blank, as GW’s main transcription;  1/2r, line 2: ‘SECVNDO DOMINO ...’ as GW Anm. not as GW’s main transcription ‘SECVNDO D. DOMINO ...’;  25/2r (f. 192r), side-note: ‘Dii ue||terum.’ not ‘Dii uete-||rum.’ - cf. CIBN; 27/8r (f. 214r): no side-note - cf. CIBN;  32/3r (f. 249r), side-note: ‘Mors ap||pii.’ not ‘Mors || appii.’ - cf. CIBN;  38/6r (f. 300r), line 1 begins: ‘tamÄ“ romanis ...’ not ‘tamen romanis ...’ - cf. GW Anm.;  38/6r (f. 300r), lines 30-35: ‘LAPPVS BIRAGVS FLOR. || IMPRESSVM TARVISII PER BERNARDINVM || CELERIVM DE LVERE. ANNO CHR. NATI. || .M.CCCC.LXXX. BISSEXTO KL. MARTIAS || IOANNE MOCENIGO VENETO||RVM DVCE INCLYTO.’ as GW’s main transcription not as the variants in GW Anm.
Provenance: Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 1567 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana' … (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £5.10.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library;  price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Glasgow University Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.2.13”. 
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled diced russia;  covers tooled to a two panel design using gold fillets and a blind roll, with a gilt ornament at each outer corner of the inner panel;  gold-tooled spine;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  315 x 232 mm.
Leaf size: 299 x 217 mm.
Annotations: Evidence of early manuscript signatures e.g. “ff3” on 32/3 (f. 249);  18th-century price “£7:17s:6d” and the letter "S" on front free endpaper.
Decoration: Nine-line initial “E” on 1/2r supplied in red, blue and reserved white, and embellished with blue, black and red pen-work which extends into the inner margin;  similarly decorated initials at the beginning of books I-XI and at the end of book X;  capital strokes supplied in red throughout;  on 38/6r (f. 300r) the translator’s letter to Pope Paul II and the colophon which follows it are underlined in red.
Imperfections: None.

 

Penwork initial in Dionysius Halicarnaseus:Antiquitates Romanae

 Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: 1/1 blank, as GW’s main transcription;  1/2r, line 2: ‘SECVNDO DOMINO ...’ as GW Anm. not as GW’s main transcription ‘SECVNDO D. DOMINO ...’;  25/2r (f. 192r), side-note: ‘Dii ue||terum.’ not ‘Dii uete-||rum.’ - cf. CIBN; 27/8r (f. 214r): no side-note - cf. CIBN;  32/3r (f. 249r), side-note: ‘Mors || appii.’ not ‘Mors ap||pii.’ - cf. CIBN;  38/6r (f. 300r), line 1 begins: ‘tamÄ“ romanis ...’ not ‘tamen romanis ...’ - cf. GW Anm.;  38/6r (f. 300r), lines 30-35: ‘LAPPVS BIRAGVS FLOR. || IMPRESSVM TARVISII PER BERNARDINVM || CELERIVM DE LVERE. ANNO CHR. NATI. || .M.CCCC.LXXX. BISSEXTO KL. MARTIAS || IOANNE MOCENIGO VENETO||RVM DVCE INCLYTO.’ as GW’s main transcription not as the variants in GW Anm.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “X.3.12”.
Binding: Italy, 17th/18th-century vellum;  red leather spine label;  green-edged leaves;  rear free endpaper has watermark of a letter “P” within a nine-petalled flower head.   Size:  295 x 222 mm.
Leaf size: 287 x 213 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotations extracting keywords in a 17th-century hand on 1/6v and 1/7r;  a few corrections in the same hand on 3/8r (f. 26r);  evidence of manuscript foliation in an early hand;  early shelfmark(?) “v. Al L2 B5”(?) in lower margin of 1/2r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Early shelfmark in Dionysius Halicarnaseus:Antiquitates Romanae