Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus: De re rustica lib. X.
Commentary by Pomponius Laetus.
[Venice: Printer of Cicero, 'De officiis' (H 5268*), ca. 1481-82]
Fol. a-b6.  leaves.
ISTC ic00763250; Goff C764; BMC VII 1145; GW 7186.
Although signed 'D.S.' (i.e. Dominicus Siliprandus) and tentatively given to that printer at Padua by GW (followed by IGI), BMC regards as a Venetian reprint of the earlier Padua edition (Goff C763), and assigns to the Printer of Cicero, 'De officiis' (designated Printer of Columella in CIBN). BSB-Ink P-214 identifies the 'Printer of Cicero' as Nicolaus Girardengus – ISTC.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bm2-e.3 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Vergilius Maro, Publius, Opera. Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 1 Sept. 1488; (3) Statius, Publius Papinius, Achilleis. Brescia: Jacobus Britannicus, 21 May 1485.|
|Provenance:||Stephen Paterson - probably Stephen Paterson (fl. 1611), notary public and sheriff clerk of Fife, the owner in 1611 of Myers Castle, Auchtermuchty (see John Gifford, 'The buildings of Scotland' (London: 2000) p. 327): signature “Stephanus Patersonne” on b6r (repeated in Greek and Hebrew characters); on a1r the notarial monogram of Paterson appears four times.
Alexander McCalman - probably Alexander McCalman, b. ca. 1634, studied at Glasgow and St Andrews, minister of Ballachulish (Appin) and Dean of Argyll from 1660-1717 (see David M. Bertie, 'Scottish episcopal clergy, 1689-2000' (Edinburgh: 2000) pp. 86 & 539): “Alex[ander] Mc Calman” on b6v.
University of Glasgow: source unknown; not found in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' nor in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791); 19th-century shelfmarks “CT.3.23” - as listed in an 1845 manuscript press catalogue of the library (GUL MS Lib. unnumbered) - superseded by “GT.4.18” on University Library bookplate.
|Binding:||Scotland, 20th-century dark green buckram (binder’s date in pencil “April, 1949” on rear pastedown); oval gilt stamp of Glasgow College Library at foot of spine; modern endpapers and flyleaves; earlier sprinkled red-edging retained; no other evidence of the earlier binding. Size: 288 x 208 mm.|
|Leaf size:||278 x 195 mm.|
|Annotations:||On a1r is a list of books and a copy of a notarial(?) document, in 16th-century hands.|