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.  [30] leaves.  Part II:  De divinatione:  A-C6 D4.  [22] leaves.  Part III:  De legibus, Academica:  aa-bb6 cc4 dd-ff6.  [34] leaves.  Part IV:  De finibus bonorum et malorum, etc:  AA-FF6 GG4 HH6 II8.  [54] leaves.
ISTC ic00572000;  GW 6905;  Goff C572 + C567;  BMC V 521 (IB. 23963);  Bod-inc C-301;  BSB-Ink C-375.

GIP number: C43
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
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.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Opening of Part I of  Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De natura deorum etc