Columna, Guido de: Historia destructionis Troiae.
[Geneva: Jean Croquet, ca. 1480]
Fol. a-f8 g-h6 i-n8 o6 p8.  leaves, the first and last blank; a2 signed "a", a3 "a2", etc.
ISTC ic00770000; Goff C770; GW 7227.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bl7-e.3 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Pierre Thibault (16th/17th century), of Saumur: inscription on a2r “Sum petri theobaldi hu[m]ilis mystae salmerien[sis]” followed by “P. Thibault”; signature repeated on a1v.
University of Glasgow: source unknown; shelfmark “CE.6.11” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||16th-century calf (undecorated), evidence from nails of two fore-edge clasps (both now lost); vellum manuscript pastedowns with text on the pasted sides only - the visible sides (originally blank except for the numbers “226” in top left-hand corner of the front pastedown and “225” in top right-hand corner of the rear pastedown) have annotations added at a later date (see Annotations). Size: 272 x 202 mm.|
|Leaf size:||262 x 198 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations, underlining and “nota” marks in a 16th-century hand in gatherings a, k, m-o; title in a 16th-century hand ‘GVIDO DE COLVMPNIS. Troianę vrbis excidium’ on a2r; verses transcribed in a 16th-century hand on a1r beginning ‘Tres de[a]e. Tres sumus ecce de[a]e forma se qu[a]elibet offert ...’ and ending ‘Poeta. Hac in lite triplex ho[m]i[nu]m poesis ...’ – identified as ‘Iudicium Paridis’ in ‘Poetae latini minores recensuit et emendavit Aemilius Baehrens’, (Lipsiae: 1879-1883), V, p. 394; quotation from Vergil ‘Aeneid’, I, 71-73 (‘Sunt mihi bis septem praestanti corpore ... conubio iungam stabili propriamque dicabo’) added in a 16th-century hand to front pastedown; various versions of the title and other scribblings (including a possible – unread – signature and monogram) on p8v and on the rear pastedown.|
|Decoration:||Five-line initial “I” supplied in red and blue and reserved white on a2v; other initials throughout supplied in alternate red and blue (some with marginal flourishing); paragraph marks in red or blue; capitals lightly washed in yellow throughout.|