Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera.
[Venice]: Filippo di Pietro, 22 June 1478.
Fol. a-c8 d-e6 f-g8.  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00063000; Goff S63; BMC V 220; Bod-inc S-021.
Contents: De coniuratione Catilinae; De bello Jugurthino. Add: Vita Sallustii. [Pseudo-] Sallustius: Invectiva in Ciceronem. Martialis: Distichon. [Pseudo-] Cicero: Responsio in Sallustium.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Unidentified owner; unidentified painted coat of arms on a3r: within a pink disc (representing a wax seal?) on a shield argent (oxidized) a lion rampant azure, crowned or, surmounted by a bar gemel gules.
Bamberg, Bavaria, Jesuits: inscription on a2r “Bambergensis Collegij Societatis Jesv 1619”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.5.15”.
|Binding:||18th-century mottled calf; gold-tooled spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 296 x 210 mm.|
|Leaf size:||289 x 204 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand; single marginal annotation in a later hand on c1r; occasional interlinear corrections of text; occasional “nota” marks, underlining and pointing hands; 18th-century price in pencil “1 1 0” scored through on front free endpaper, together with the number “6”(?) in ink.|
|Decoration:||Seven-line initial ‘O’ on a3r supplied in shades of pink to represent foliage and set on a square blue ground (also with a foliate design), which is edged in dull gold and brown; a similarly decorated seven-line initial ‘F’ on c2v; other initials supplied in blue or maroon, often with marginal flourishing; unidentified painted coat of arms on a3r (see Provenance).|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1.|