Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-]: De viris illustribus.

Venice:  Andreas de Paltasichis, 5 June 1477.
4to.   [1-28 36 44].   [26] leaves, the first blank.
Authorship unknown.   Here attributed to Pliny the Younger, but generally to Aurelius Victor from the sixteenth century.   (M.M. Sage, 'The De Viris Illustribus:  authorship and date', Hermes 108, (1980), pp. 83-100.)
ISTC ia01386000;  Goff A1386;  BMC V 251;  Bod-inc A-618.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bk5-g.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The fifth of five incunabula bound together. 
Bound with:  (1) Mela, Pomponius, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 15 Nov. 1477;  (2) Dionysius Periegetes, De situ orbis. Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478;  (3) Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi. Venice:  Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478;  (4) Johannes de Erfordia, Computus chirometralis. [Cologne:  Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, ca. 1480-85]
Provenance: Henry Gibson (fl. 1553): on the blank page 1/1r "Henricus Gybsoun"; also, initials "HG" on leaf a2r of item 1 bound with this work (the Pomponius Mela); for additional inscriptions by Henry Gibson, see the third item which is also bound up with this work; according to Durkan & Ross, 'Early Scottish libraries', p. 103, Henry Gibson was a “Notary in Glasgow. At Glasgow University in 1549, and at St. Andrews in 1553.”
John Gibson (16th century): likely provenance - see details of inscriptions found in item 1 bound with this work (the Pomponius Mela).
Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), minister of Eastwood, ecclesiastical historian and Librarian of the University of Glasgow:  inscription  "Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Ex Dono M. Roberti Woddrow Pastoris Ecclesiae de Eastwood 1703" on a2r of the first item in this volume (Pomponius Mela);  see 'Munimenta alme Universitatis Glasguensis’, ed. C. Innes, 4 vols (Glasgow: 1854), III, p. 448.
University of Glasgow:  signed "Jo: Stirling Principal" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, by John Stirling (1654-1727) in his capacity as Principal;  Old Library shelfmark "AF 6 n.21." on a2r of the Pomponius Mela, matching entry in ‘Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691’;  shelfmark "AS.2.5" on a2r of the Pomponius Mela matching entry in A. Arthur, ‘Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis’ (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: Late 15th/early 16th-century blind-tooled calf over oak boards, bevelled edges;  single small brass catch plate (all that survives of an original thong clasp) on front board;  covers decorated with triple fillets to form a panel, which is divided by triple fillets into lozenges and triangles, each decorated with a single fleur-de-lys stamp.  Rebacked in goatskin and restored, with new endpapers and flyleaves, by Anthony Gardner, Apr. 1967;  binder’s note on rear free endpaper and flyleaf.  Size: 205 × 145 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 130 mm.
Annotations: Ink diagram, made with a compass, of concentric and overlapping circles on the blank page 1/1v;  on the final blank page are a few numerical calculations and a brief annotation including the word “astrolabium”.
Decoration: Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  chapter headings underlined in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Ink diagram in Aurelius Victor, Sextus [pseudo-]: De viris illustribus