Aristophanes: Comoediae novem [Greek].

Edited by Marcus Musurus, in part. With the Scholia.

Venice:  Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 15 July 1498.
Fol.   [*8] α-γ8 δ10 ε-ξ8 ο10 π-υ8 φ6 χ-ω8 A8 Β-Ε8 Ζ6 Η-Λ8 Μ4 Ν-Ο8 Π10 Ρ-Σ8 Τ6.   [348] leaves, 90 and 348 blank.   Gathering [*] numbered but not signed.
Woodcut initials and borders.
ISTC ia00958000;  Goff A958;  BMC V 559;  Bod-inc A-383;  GW 2333.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bh20-a.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants (as recorded in CIBN A-503): (1) [*3] not numbered;  (2) θ8r, final two lines of text:  variant A;  (3) κ5r, ending of final scholium:  variant A;  (4) ο2v, catchword:  variant A;  (5) Ζ3r, line 40 of scholium:  variant B;  (6) Σ2r, ending of final scholium:  variant A.
Provenance: George Buchanan, Scottish humanist poet and historian (1506-1582):  inscription on [*1r] “Ex libris co[m]munis bibliothecæ Collegij GlasguenÅ¿is ex dono Georgij Buchananj”;  donated 1578 - see Cosmo Innes, ed., 'Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasgow:  1854) vol. 3, p. 407.
University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “AK f2 n2” on [*1r] matching entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 1313);  shelfmark “E.6.19” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Scotland, 20th-century red morocco;  spine lettered in gold;  edges slightly trimmed and treated with red and gold;  new end leaves;  rebound by Ernest Riley with his binder’s note, dated 15 Dec. 1967, loosely inserted at end;  previous binding unrecorded;  housed in a red buckram-covered slip case.   Size:  313 x 220 mm.
Leaf size: 301 x 202 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Donation inscription in Aristophanes: Comoediae novem [Greek]

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants (as recorded in CIBN A-503): (1) [*3] not numbered;  (2) θ8r, final two lines of text:  variant A;  (3) κ5r, ending of final scholium:  variant A;  (4) ο2v, catchword:  variant B;  (5) Ζ3r, line 40 of scholium:  variant B;  (6) Σ2r, ending of final scholium:  variant A.

Provenance: Unidentified Cambridge graduate (17th century):  partially deleted inscription on [*1r] “[...] 1614 Coll. Eman. 1661 Aul Clar Cantab”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.1.8”.
Binding: England, 18th-century diced russia, covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  328 x 218 mm.
Leaf size: 320 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Frequent “nota” marks in the form of a marginal “X” in a 17th/18th-century hand in four plays (Wealth, The Clouds, The Acharnians, The Birds);  unread annotation in a 17th-century hand (heavily scored through) at top margin of [*1r];  partially scored through annotation in a 17th-century hand at lower margin of [*1r] “[...] in Agro North[am]p[tonien]si”;  extract copied from Dibdin’s 'Introduction to the classics', vol. 1, p. 173, tipped-in at front.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf Τ6.

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