Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata.

Edited by Georgius Merula.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1475.
Fol.   a-r10.   [170] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC im00300000;  Goff M300;  BMC V 231;  Bod-inc M-116.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Gathering h appears to be signed correctly as “h”, rather than “b”, and the two lines beginning “Raphael zouenzonius ...” between the end of the text and the colophon have not been suppressed - cf. CIBN M-162.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1674 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 61 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ad.9.15”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a gold six-pointed star at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  270 x 192 mm.
Leaf size: 263 x 184 mm.
Annotations: Occasional early marginal annotations (mostly erased);  occasional “nota” marks and underlining;  running book numbers “Liber secundus” to “Liber Quintusdecimus” in a 16th-century hand;  epigrams numbered in margin “1”-“28” and “1”-“162” in a later hand, stopping at c5v;  partially read motto(?) in a 16th-century hand on a1r “Dulcia vita [...]”;  annotation “35 ab Inu[en]ta Imprimendi arte” added after colophon date.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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