Justinus, Marcus Junianus: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias.
Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 12 Dec. 1479.
Fol. a10 b-c8 d6 e-l8 m6 n10.  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ij00618000; Goff J618; BMC V 221; Bod-inc J-295.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Robert Hoblyn (1710-1756), politician: 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana' (Londini: 1769), 364; Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards; lot 4008 (“Justini Historia, compact. in corio turcico, Venet. per Phillip. Condom Petre, 1479”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale along with lot 4007 (“Justini Historia, et Florus sine Anno vel Loco”) for £1.13.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.1.7”.
|Note:||Hunter apparently had a second copy of this edition, which he purchased through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 21 livres at the Gaignat sale - lot 2681 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769); see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23r); it too was bound in red morocco (“mar. r.”) but the only copy now in the Hunterian Library is more likely to be the Hoblyn copy (from evidence of the gold-tooling on the covers and spine and from the watermarks of the flyleaves).|
|Binding:||18th-century gold-tooled red sheep, covers decorated with chain-pattern roll border; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; front and rear flyleaves have a Pro Patria watermark and “GR” countermark surmounted by crown. Size: 312 x 211 mm.|
|Leaf size:||300 x 201 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations in a humanist hand (heavily washed, but mostly still legible); frequent underlining (heavily washed); number "25" on n10v and number “500” on first front flyleaf.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1.|