Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera.

Florence:  Apud Sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, 1478.
Fol. & 4to.   a8 b10 c-f8.   Leaf a2 signed “a1”, etc.   Sheet a2.7 in quarto, the rest in folio.   [50] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC is00064000;  Goff S64;  BMC VI 622;  Bod-inc S-023.

Contents: De coniuratione Catilinae;  De bello Jugurthino.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian Bw.2.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 1052 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 3 (London:  1744) and no. 864 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London:  1745).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.5.11”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco, bound for Lord Harley by Thomas Elliott.   On both covers triple fillets form a frame, within which are three ornamental rolls:  the first is Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Elliott roll 3, the second is the same roll repeated, and the third is Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Elliott roll 5.   Both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made up of several individual tools (Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Elliott nos 2, 9, 13, and 18);  the turn-ins are decorated with a roll closely similar to Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Elliott roll 2;  marbled endpapers.   Rebacked in 19th/20th century, with Harleian title label put back, but original spine decoration not preserved or recorded.   Size:  293 x 204 mm.
Leaf size: 283 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in a humanist hand in Latin (mainly extracting keywords);  diagram of the world divided into three continents “asia”, “africa”, “europa” in outer margin of c5r;  occasional corrections of text;  occasional pointing hands;  quotation or motto(?) in a humanist hand on a1r “cortina omne g[e]nus c[al]daie” [a tentative reading – a few letters now lost because of holes in paper];  leaves a2-6 foliated “1” - “5” in a 16th-century hand;  on a2r inscription in Italian (scored through and largely illegible) ending with date “1579”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf f8.

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