Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Opera.

Edited by Alexander Minutianus.

Milan:  Guillermus Le Signerre, for Alexander Minutianus, 1498[-99].
Fol.   Part I: Scripta rhetorica: π66 A-Q8 R10 S-Y8. [12], 1-177, [1] leaves (Y8 blank);  leaves 4, 5 of the second quire are numbered 2, 3.   Part II: Orationes: a8 B-C8 d-z8 &888 aa-dd8 ee10. 250 leaves.   Part III: Epistolae: AA-II8 KK6 LL-XX8 YY10. [1], 2-175 leaves (AA1 blank).   Part IV: Scripta philosophica: a-c8, 2a-c8 d-r8 ſ8.   1-24, [1], 2-144 leaves.
Leaves 4, 5 of quire 2π of part I are numbered 2, 3.
The parts are dated:  I) 1498;  II) 23 Nov. 1498;  III & IV) [undated];  Preface) [after 15 Oct. 1499].
ISTC ic00498000;  GW 6708;  Goff C498;  BMC VI 790 (IC. 26894);  Bod-inc C-208;  CIBN C-327;  BSB-Ink C-377.

GIP number: C37
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bi2-b.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: Part I: B1r, line 1 as GW’s main transcription, not as GW Anm. Part IV (variants as recorded in CIBN):  2b2 signed ‘bii’ not ‘b2’;  quire h is foliated;  h1r, line 2: ‘... ītelligentia ...’ not ‘... ītelligētia ...’;  h2r, line 1: ‘li animo non ...’ not ‘li aīo nō ...’;  h3r, line 5: ‘... aſſumenda’ not ‘... assumēda’;  h4r, line 1: ‘... nominantur ...’ not ‘... nominātur ...’;  r6r, final line ends ‘... quæa d D’.
Note: Part IV bound before part I.
Provenance: Robert Foulis (1707-1776) & Andrew Foulis (1712-1775), printers and booksellers, Glasgow.
University of Glasgow:  purchased from the Foulis brothers, 16 Aug 1749, and priced at £5.5.0 (see GUA 8504);  shelfmark “X.5.6” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: 17th/18th century parchment, red leather title label on spine;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  400 x 283 mm.
Leaf size: 387 x 258 mm.
Marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (mainly extracting keywords) in quires π, 2π, and B of part I;  17th/18th-century shelfmark in ink “P.3.5” on front pastedown.
Decoration: Eight-line initial “E” on A1r of part I supplied in red and blue with reserved white, and decorated with elaborate blue and red penwork;  a similarly decorated ten-line initial “E” on AA2r of part III;  other principal initials throughout parts I, III and IV supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  smaller initials and paragraph marks supplied throughout in alternate red and blue;  capital strokes in yellow throughout (including capitals used as signatures);  text throughout enclosed within reddish-brown ink rules.
Imperfections: Wanting the whole of part II, and a1-3 of part IV.

Manuscript annotations in Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Opera