Ammianus Marcellinus: Historiae, libri XIV-XXVI.
Edited by Angelus Sabinus.
Rome: Georgius Sachsel and Bartholomaeus Golsch, 7 June 1474.
Fol. [1-910 108 11-1310 148].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ia00564000; Goff A564; BMC IV 54; Bod-inc A-239; GW 1617.
Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.1.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Agen, Jesuit College: inscription on 1/2r “Coll. Soc. Jesu Agen Catal. Inscrip.”
Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.: Mead’s shelfmark “3I,7,,2.” in ink on first front flyleaf (perhaps partially repeated very faintly in pencil on 1/2r as “III”); lot 1644, p. 223 (3 May 1755) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London: 1754); sold for £4.6.6 according to the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30) - though a pencil note on the first front flyleaf gives a price of “4-15-0”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: perhaps purchased by Hunter at the Mead sale.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.4.9”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled calf; covers decorated with a double-fillet border and with a central panel formed by a triple fillet, with a floral ornament at each outer corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves. Size: 332 x 234 mm.|
|Leaf size:||324 x 222 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations mainly in Latin (but occasionally in Greek) in more than one humanist hand, written in black ink and in faded red ink; frequent interlinear corrections; some spaces for lacunae in the text filled-in in manuscript; occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks; on the final blank page 14/8v (f. 136v) a substantial passage of manuscript Greek text of 23 lines from Ioannes Zonaras, 'Epitome historion', X.12, beginning (in transliteration) “Ho de Kikeron [i.e. Cicero] demegoresas, epeise, pantas me mnesikakein allelois ...” and ending “pros orgen” cf. 'Ioannis Zonarae Epitome historiarum ... Edidit Ludovicus Dindorfius', 6 vols (Lipsiae: 1868-75) v.2, p.373 (identified by David Weston, University of Glasgow Library, 2010).|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bl7-e.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Guillaume Prousteau (1626-1715) jurist, of Orléans: initials “G” and “P” stamped in gold on front and rear covers respectively; the same initials appear on the binding of another Glasgow incunabulum: Sidonius Apollinaris, Epistolae et carmina. [Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, not after 1474], which has an inscription on 1/2r “hic lib[er] fuit Guil[lemi] Prousteau Antecess[oris] Aurel[ianensis] nunc est usus studios[orum] o[mn]ium”.
University of Glasgow Library: source unknown; acquired by University Library before 1791; shelfmark “CE.6.8” on University Library bookplate on front pastedown matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||17th-century blind-tooled calf; covers decorated with a triple-fillet border and a centre panel formed by intersecting quadruple fillets; pierced holes at fore-edges of both boards indicate the book once had clasps; initials "G" and "P" in gold added to front and rear panels respectively in 17th/early 18th century; spine covering no longer present. Size: 271 x 179 mm.|
|Leaf size:||Approximately 271 x 179 mm.|
|Annotations:||On front pastedown the (17th/18th-century) price “xii stuy:” i.e. 12 stuyvers; on front free endpaper pencil numbers “166--15” and “234--5”.|
|Imperfections:||The text block has been removed (stolen?) and only the binding, endpapers and flyleaves now remain; contents reported missing in 1951.|