Statius, Publius Papinius: Achilleis.
Commentary by Johannes Britannicus.
Brescia: Jacobus Britannicus, 21 May 1485.
Fol. A4 a-d6.  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00696000; Goff S696; BMC VII 973; Bod-inc S-291.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bm2-e.3 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: 1) Vergilius Maro, Publius, Opera. Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 1 Sept. 1488; (2) Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus, De re rustica lib. X. [Venice: Printer of Cicero, 'De officiis' (H 5268*), ca. 1481-82].|
|Provenance:||Stephen Paterson - probable owner - see provenance note for first and second items in volume.
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): “Alexr Mc Calman” on A3r.
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 unnumbered) - superseded by “GT.4.18” on University Library bookplate.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:||Initial “M” in brown ink added on a1r before “AGNANIMVM”; unread annotations in a 17th-century hand in upper and lower margins of d5v (damaged and in the lower margin scored through).|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf A1, and leaf d6 containing the colophon; all leaves damaged from b2 to end with some loss of text.|