Blondus, Flavius: Roma triumphans.

Brescia:  Bartholomaeus Vercellensis, 1482.
Fol.  [*2] a-b10 c-l8 m6 n-o8 p6 q-y8 z4.   [182] leaves, the second blank.
ISTC ib00704000;  Goff B704;  BMC VII 966;  Bod-inc B-359;  GW 4425.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.24 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Unidentified owner:  unidentified coat of arms pricked out with a hard point on rear free endpaper.
Ebenezer Brown (d.1828), M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals:  presented to the Hunterian Library in March, 1852 (cf. University of Glasgow Library, Museum records, MR37/14, 15) by Miss Marjory Ettles of Stirling from the library of her late brother-in-law, Dr Ebenezer Brown, a matriculated student in the Greek Class at Glasgow University in 1786 (cf. James Coutts, 'A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909', pp. 404-5;  W. Innes Addison, 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858', no. 4573).
Marjory Ettles (fl. 1852) of Stirling:  see above.
University of Glasgow:  presented in 1852 (see above);  Hunterian Museum bookplate, with former shelfmark “E.1.11” (a later addition to the Hunterian Library with no connection to William Hunter’s original collection).
Binding: Italy(?), 16th/17th-century parchment over paper boards;  evidence that the front board is lined on the outside with a leaf from a parchment manuscript;  the blank front pastedown has printed text on its verso;  rear pastedown has watermark of a goose-like bird within an oval frame;  manuscript spine title;  edges show traces of decoration.   Size:  305 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 300 x 204 mm.
Annotations: Copious 16th-century marginal annotations, pointing hands and “nota” marks up to f1r;  title on [*1r] “Blondi Roma Triumphans”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf [*2] - stub visible.

 

Coat of arms in Blondus, Flavius: Roma triumphans