Leonicenus, Omnibonus: Commentum in Ciceronis De oratore.
Preceded by De laudibus eloquentiae.
Vicenza: [Johannes de Reno?], 22 Dec. 1476.
Fol. a6 b-c10 d-e8 f6 g10 h-i8 k6 l8 m6 n-q8 r6 ſ6 ſſ6 s6 2s8 t8 u10.  leaves.
ISTC il00171000; Goff L171; BMC VII 1041; Bod-inc L-089.
Assigned to Leonardus Achates de Basilea by Hain.
Title taken from BSB-Ink O-48 (ISTC, GW and other authorities have 'Commentum in Ciceronis Oratorem', following Leoniceno’s mistaken belief that the work he was commentating on was Cicero’s 'Orator' rather than his 'De oratore').
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunter Bg.3.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Donà dalle Trezze family, Venice: painted coat of arms in lower margin of b1r: troncato al primo d’argento, al secondo fasciato d’azzurro e d’oro di quattro pezzi, the shield supported by two dolphins each speared with a crowned lance; the arms are repeated in the lower margin of a2r but without the dolphins.
Fini Pola, House of (16th/17th-century), Italy: inscription on a2r “Di Casa Fini Pola”.
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.3.13”.
|Binding:||Italy, 18th-century vellum; red leather title label on spine; green-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 292 x 205 mm.|
|Leaf size:||288 x 197 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional “nota” marks in gathering a; signature g2, mis-signed by the printer “b2”, is corrected in pen-and-ink.|
|Decoration:||On a2r a six-line epigraphic initial “Q” is supplied in purple pen-work, the body of the initial decorated with the head and shoulders of a helmeted man holding a spear; on b1r a ten-line epigraphic initial “C” is supplied in purple pen-work, and astride the initial is a horse standing on grassy ground and bearing a nude male rider who holds a banner with the initials “S.P.Q.R.”, the rider’s shield on the ground, from which his helmet is suspended in the inner margin, and with a cornucopia extending into the upper margin; painted coat of arms in the lower margins of a2r and b1r (see Provenance above); a four-line initial “Q” on a5r, a six-line initial “M” on g1r, and a six-line initial “I” on 2s1r are supplied in red.|