Johannes Chrysostomus: Homiliae super Johannem.

Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus (Aretinus).

Rome:  [Georgius Lauer], 29 Oct. 1470.
Fol.   [1-610 7-88 9-1210 138 14-1610 17-188 19-2710 2812 298].   [280] leaves, the first two blank.
ISTC ij00286000;  Goff J286;  BMC IV 36;  Bod-inc J-128.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 17/8v (f. 162v), line 33: as Hillard (Mazarine), 1135, var. B.
Provenance: Metz, Lorraine, Celestine Monastery (suppressed 1774):  heavily washed inscription on 1/3r “Deae(?) C[elestinorum] de Metae” and shelfmark “R35”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 228  in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 85 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ar.2.2”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a gold star at each corner;  gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  314 x 230 mm.
Leaf size: 307 x 216 mm.
Annotations: Incipit in red in a 15th-century hand on 2/6r (f. 16r);  occasional marginal annotations and interlinear corrections in a 16th-century hand;  occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks;  16th-century foliation (with errors and with many leaf numbers cropped) from 2/6r (f. 16r) to end;  a few references to that foliation in the Table of contents.
Decoration: Four-line initial “C” on 2/6r (f. 16r), seven-line initial “Q” on 2/7v (f. 17v), five-line initial “I” on 2/10v (f. 20v) supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  other initials throughout supplied in red or blue;  capital strokes in yellow throughout;  occasional paragraph marks and line-fillers in red.
Imperfections: Wanting the first two blank leaves.

Manuscript annotations in Johannes Chrysostomus: Homiliae super Johannem

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-b.7 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: As in copy 1.
Note: The final leaf 29/8 containing the colophon has probably been extracted from another copy of this edition:  it is mounted on a stub and is smaller (312 x 215 mm) than the other leaves in the volume;  it also has a distinctive decoration (red line-fillers and paragraph marks, with capital strokes in yellow) quite unlike the decoration in the rest of the volume.
Provenance: Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex:  armorial bookplate on front pastedown with handwritten shelfmark “U.g.11”;  lot 3416 in 'Bibliotheca Sussexiana.   Catalogue of the ... library of ... the late Duke of Sussex.'   Part I (1844);  sold for £2.9.0 according to the annotated copy of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-e.15).
John Dunn Gardner (1811-1903):  lot 656 “... old red morocco, gilt edges, from the library of the Duke of Sussex” in 'Catalogue of the principal portion of the valuable library of John Dunn Gardner' (London:  Sotheby & Wilkinson, 1854);  sold for £6.0.0 to William Straker according to the annotated copy of the Gardner sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-h.29).
William Straker (fl. 1810-1854), bookseller, London - see above.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  pencil acquisition note with price coded on verso of front free endpaper “7 54 abx/- Dunn Gardner’s Sale ...” - presumably bought from Straker;  an early Euing inventory number “73” in pencil also on verso of front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  marbled endpapers, gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  346 x 239 mm.
Leaf size: 333 x 222 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional marginal annotations, interlinear corrections, underlining, pointing hands and “nota” marks in an early hand;  evidence of an erased (ownership?) inscription on 1/3r;  19th-century pencil annotations (including price code “£g.ia”) on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: In gatherings 1-5 several small initials are supplied in blue, green or crimson and embellished in dull gold, and the letters or words immediately following those initials often highlighted in dull gold;  many other initials supplied in plain blue or crimson.
Imperfections: Wanting the first two blank leaves.

Illuminated initial in Johannes Chrysostomus: Homiliae super Johannem