Xenophon: Opera varia.
Translated by Omnibonus Leonicenus, Franciscus Philelphus, and Leonardus Brunus Aretinus.
[Milan: Alexander Minutianus? ca. 1501-02]
Fol. A-D6 E4 a-l6 m4.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ix00002000; Goff X2; BMC VII 1150; Bod-inc X-001.
On the ascription to Milan and the identity of the printer, see D. E. Rhodes in Gb Jb (1981), 151-3. Goff, BMC and BSB-Ink assign to [Milan: Guillaume Le Signerre, after 1500?]. Polain and Proctor give [Reggio Emilia] as the place of printing with Polain assigning to [Franciscus de Mazalibus].
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Unidentified Dutch owner (early 18th century); see Binding.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 2866 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 9 livres 14 sous; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “M.2.3”.
|Binding:||Netherlands, early 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco, covers decorated with a floral roll to form two concentric rectangles, the inner rectangle has a diamond-shaped centre-piece composed of separate tools (including drawer-handle, sun, and pomegranate tools) and has an ornament at its four outer corners; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; marbled-edged leaves; green silk bookmark; front and rear flyleaves have a bunch of grapes watermark. 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) pp. 371-87, Appendix no. 45. Size: 309 x 215 mm.|
|Leaf size:||296 x 204 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations (washed out) in a humanist hand; date “1514” in an early hand at foot of m3r.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf m4.|