Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis.
Add: Paradoxa Stoicorum; Laelius, sive de amicitia; Cato maior, sive de senectute; Somnium Scipionis.
Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 13 Aug. 1470.
4to. [110 2-128 1310 14-168 174].  leaves, 1, 135 and 136 blank.
ISTC ic00577000; Goff C577; BMC V 155; Bod-inc C-311; GW 6926.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pinholes visible.|
|Variant:||Without the woodcut initials at the beginning of each work, and vine-stem border on 1/2r as described in Bod-inc.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1491 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 100 livres; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.b.11”.
|Binding:||Netherlands, early 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin; covers decorated with a roll composed of points and scallop shapes to form a two panel design; the inner panel has a diamond-shaped centre-piece composed of separate tools (including drawer-handle and pomegranate tools) and has an ornament (formed from separate drawer-handle and floral tools) at its four outer corners; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark. For this and a group of over 70 similar bindings, see Mirjam M. Foot, ‘An eighteenth-century incunable collector in The Hague’, in M. Davies, Incunabula: studies in fifteenth-century printed books presented to Lotte Hellinga (London: 1999), 371-87, Appendix no. 6. Size: 284 x 205 mm.|
|Leaf size:||273 x 197 mm.|
|Annotations:||Number “100”(?) in ink in a 17th/18th-century hand at lower inner corner of 1/2v; number “10” in ink in an 18th-century hand on rear free endpaper.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting gathering 17.|