Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De natura deorum.
Add: De divinatione. De legibus. Academica. De finibus bonorum et malorum. De fato. Timaeus. Somnium Scipionis. Quintus Tullius Cicero: Commentariolum petitionis.
Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 18 Sept. 1496.
Fol. Part I: De natura deorum: a-e6.  leaves. Part II: De divinatione: A-C6 D4.  leaves. Part III: De legibus, Academica: aa-bb6 cc4 dd-ff6.  leaves. Part IV: De finibus bonorum et malorum, etc: AA-FF6 GG4 HH6 II8.  leaves.
ISTC ic00572000; GW 6905; Goff C572 + C567; BMC V 521 (IB. 23963); Bod-inc C-301; BSB-Ink C-375.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Dr.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Part IV conforms to GW's main transcription.|
|Note:||Part III bound before part I.|
|Bound with:||The third of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Gellius, Aulus, Noctes Atticae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 6 Apr. 1496 (G18); (2) Justinus, Marcus Junianus, Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias. [Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis and Albertinus Vercellensis, after 1489-90] (J35/1).|
|Provenance:||Thomas Brigges (fl. 1560): inscription on A1r of first item in volume “Liber Thomae Brigges generosi bonarumq[ue] literarum professoris optimi 1560” followed in the same hand by a number "2" underlined.
John Angell (16th/17th century): inscription on A1r of first item in volume “Jo: Angell”.
Sir William Boothby (1638?-1707), 2nd Bart., of Broadlow Ash: on front cover a crest (a lion’s foot erased erect) with legend “Sr. WILLIAM BOOTHBY. KNt. AND BARt. OF ASHBURNE HALL” - see https://armorial.library.utoronto.ca/stamps/IBOO003_s4
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.1.11”.
|Binding:||England (Cambridge?), 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; both covers have a centre panel formed by an intersecting floral roll bordered by fillets; the panel is divided by intersecting fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, the former decorated with either a lozenge-shaped floral stamp or a stamp of a shield bearing the binder’s monogram ‘W G’; see G.D. Hobson, Bindings in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge: 1929), pl. XV, nos. 33, 35, and pp. 46-48 and J.B. Oldham, English blind-stamped bindings (Cambridge: 1952), pl. X, nos 20, 24, and pp. 16-17, remains of two clasps; crest of Sir William Boothby added in blind to front cover - see Provenance; rebacked and given new endpapers; original endpapers and spine covering unrecorded. Size: 326 x 217 mm.|
|Leaf size:||312 x 210 mm.|