Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Opera.
Edited by Alexander Minutianus.
Milan: Guillermus Le Signerre, for Alexander Minutianus, 1498[-99].
Fol. Part I: Scripta rhetorica: π6 2π6 A-Q8 R10 S-Y8. , 1-177,  leaves, the last blank. Part II: Orationes: a8 B-C8 d-z8 &8 [con]8 [rum]8 aa-dd8 ee10. 250 leaves. Part III: Epistolae: AA-II8 KK6 LL-XX8 YY10. , 2-175 leaves the first blank. Part IV: Scripta philosophica: a-c8 2a-c8 d-ſ8. 1-24, , 2-144 leaves. Leaves 4, 5 of gathering 2ππ of part I are numbered 2, 3.
The parts are dated: I) 1498; II) 23 Nov. 1498; III & IV) [undated]; Preface) [after 15 Oct. 1499].
ISTC ic00498000; Goff C498; BMC VI 790; Bod-inc C-208; CIBN C-327; GW 6708.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bi2-b.4 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||Part I: B1r, line 1 as GW’s main transcription, not as GW Anm. Part IV (variants as recorded in CIBN): 2b2 signed ‘bii’ not ‘b2’; gathering h is foliated; h1r, line 2: ‘... ītelligentia ...’ not ‘... ītelligētia ...’; h2r, line 1: ‘li animo non ...’ not ‘li aīo nō ...’; h3r, line 5: ‘... aſſumenda’ not ‘... assumēda’; h4r, line 1: ‘... nominantur ...’ not ‘... nominātur ...’; r6r, final line ends ‘... quæa d D’.|
|Note:||Part IV bound before part I.|
|Provenance:||Robert Foulis (1707-1776) & Andrew Foulis (1712-1775), printers and booksellers, Glasgow. University of Glasgow: purchased from the Foulis brothers, 16 Aug 1749, and priced at £5.5.0 (see GUA 8504); shelfmark “X.5.6” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).|
|Binding:||Vellum, 17th/18th century; red leather title label on spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 400 x 283 mm.|
|Leaf size:||387 x 258 mm.|
Marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (mainly extracting keywords) in gatherings π, 2ππ, B of part I; 17th/18th-century shelfmark in ink “P.3.5” on front pastedown.
|Decoration:||Eight-line initial “E” on A1r of part I supplied in red and blue with reserved white, and decorated with elaborate blue and red penwork; a similarly decorated ten-line initial “E” on AA2r of part III; other principal initials throughout parts I, III and IV supplied in red and blue with reserved white; smaller initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in alternate red and blue; capital strokes in yellow throughout (including capitals used as signatures); text throughout enclosed within reddish-brown ink rules.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the whole of part II, and a1-3 of part IV.|