Collective works: Epistolae diversorum philosophorum, oratorum, rhetorum [Greek].

Edited by Marcus Musurus.

Venice:  Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 1499.
4to.   Part 1:  *6 α-ε12 [stigma]12 ζ-η8 θ10 ι-τ8 ττ6 υ-ω8 Α-Γ8 Δ4.   [266] leaves, 86 blank.   Part II:  2α-ε8 2ζ-η6 2θ-ρ8 2σ6.   [138] leaves, 138 blank.
ISTC ie00064000;  Goff E64;  BMC V 560;  Bod-inc E-022;  GW 9367.
In two parts, dated: I) [29] Mar. 1499; II) [not before 17 Apr. 1499].

Three copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bl9-g.15, 16 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Schirbeck:  cropped signature “(?)Schirbeck [...]” on 2α1r.
University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  shelfmarks “AQ.5.11” and “AQ.5.12” on University Library bookplates matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: England, 20th-century blind-tooled brown morocco, new endpapers and flyleaves, replacing an 18th-century mottled calf binding;  restored and rebound May 1967 by Anthony Gardner, whose binder’s note appears on the second front flyleaf of Part I.   Size:  210 x 155 mm.
Leaf size: 201 x 143 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf of Part II.

Colophon of part 2 of  Epistolae diversorum philosophorum, oratorum, rhetorum [Greek]

 

 

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bc.2.25, 26 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedowns, with former shelfmarks “Aw.6.11” and “Aw.6.12”.
Binding: France, early 18th-century red morocco, covers decorated with a border of triple gold fillets, an ornament at each inner corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  205 x 153 mm.
Leaf size: 195 x 143 mm.
Annotations: Inscription in ink on rear free endpaper of Part I “1725 Juillet 16 [...]”;  early 18th-century prices (in livres?) on front flyleaf of Part I “L-10-” and on front flyleaf of Part II “L-5-”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf of Part II.

Colophon of part 1 of  Epistolae diversorum philosophorum, oratorum, rhetorum [Greek]

Copy 3

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bb.2.29 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Signs of a bookplate removed from α1v (Part II).
Provenance: Padua, Jesuit College (founded 1542):  inscription (lightly scored through) on 2α1r “Colleg: Pat: Soc: Jesu”.
Georgios (16th/17th century):  inscription in Greek on 2α1r “Εν των Γεωργιου του λισγεους(?)";  the same hand is probably responsible for the marginal annotations, foliation/pagination, and the manuscript index described under Annotations.
César de Missy (1703-1775), minister of the French chapel in the Savoy, London (1731-1762);  inscription on 2α1r “Caesaris De Missy Berolinensis:  Londini:  An.  Dni. 1754”;  lot 1400 in the De Missy sale of 1776.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased for £0.11.6 according to the annotated BL copy of the De Missy sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 10(2).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.5.3”.
Binding: 18th-century speckled calf, covers decorated with a border of double gold fillets;  rear flyleaves have a fleur-de-lys watermark and countermark “R W”.   Size:  221 x 162 mm.
Leaf size: 214 x 158 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in Greek;  running headings, consisting of authors names;  foliated from 2α2r onwards “2”-“9” and thereafter irregularly paginated “10”-“127”, “127”-“164”, “169”-“237”, “237”-“267” (the final page of text unnumbered);  partial manuscript index on third front flyleaf with references to that foliation/pagination;  note (by De Missy?) on 2α1r “των εισ δυο το πρωτον”;  in the extreme lower inner corner of 2α1r the word “rel” in ink.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting Part I.

Manuscript ownership inscriptions in Epistolae diversorum philosophorum, oratorum, rhetorum [Greek]