Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De finibus bonorum et malorum.
[Paris: Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii), between 1475 and 1479]
Fol. [1-710].  leaves (7/10 blank).
ISTC ic00565500; GW 6886; Goff Suppl. C565a; CIBN C-374.
Dated from the type and the absence of signatures - for further references, see CIBN C-374. Dated [ca. 1475] by GW.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Tusculanae disputationes. Paris: In vico sancti Jacobi [Louis Symonel et Socii (Au Soufflet Vert), between 1475 and 1479] (C59); (3) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, De natura deorum. [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1471 (C42/2).|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1497 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 26 livres 1 sou; 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.5.12”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a six-pointed gold star at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark. Size: 280 x 195 mm.|
|Leaf size:||273 x 186 mm.|
|Annotations:||Very occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (mostly washed out); quires numbered “9”-“15” in pencil in an 18th-century hand in extreme inner top corner of first recto leaf.|
|Imperfections:||Many leaves are brittle and fragmenting.|