Ovidius Naso, Publius: Opera.
Edited by Johannes Calphurnius
[Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before Dec.] 1474.
Fol. [1-510 68 7-1210 13-1412 15-1610 17-188 1910 2012 218 226 23-2510 2612 27-3110 328 336 34-3510 3612 37-4210].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC io00128000; Goff O128; BMC V 214; Bod-inc O-039.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.1.18 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Joseph Smith (1673/4?-1770), British Consul in Venice: engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown; lot 1455 “Ovidii Metamorphoseon, edit. princeps, sine anno & loco” in 'Bibliotheca Smithiana: a catalogue of the curious, elegant, and very valuable library of Joseph Smith ...' (London: 1773).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Smith sale for £5.15.6 according to the annotated BL copy of the Smith sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 8(7).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate - originally pasted over Consul Smith bookplate - now removed.
|Binding:||Italy, 18th-century vellum; green leather title label on spine; green-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 324 x 235 mm.|
|Leaf size:||316 x 229 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent (washed-out) marginal annotations in black ink in a humanist hand, often extracting keywords; occasional, brief marginal annotations in a humanist hand in red ink; frequent “nota” marks; running book numbers “I”-“XV” on rectos.|
|Decoration:||Ten-line initial “I” on 1/2r supplied in purple, green and blue on a rectangular gold ground, with a floral border in the same colours in the inner and upper margins.|
|Imperfections:||Metamorphoses only (gatherings 1-14); wanting the blank leaf 1/1.|