Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis.

Add:  Paradoxa Stoicorum;  Laelius, sive de amicitia;  Cato maior, sive de senectute;  Somnium Scipionis.

Paris:  In vico S. Jacobi (Au Soufflet Vert [Louis Symonel et Socii]), Aug. 1477.
Fol.   [1-910 108].   [98] leaves (10/8 blank).
ISTC ic00588000;  GW 6931;  Goff C588;  BMC VIII 17 (IB. 39250).

GIP number: C47
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.5.9”.
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled calf;  gold-tooled spine, with William Hunter’s personal binding tool of a hunting horn suspended on cords in bottom compartment;  red-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  small slip of paper loosely inserted giving Hunter’s spine lettering instructions to an unknown binder and specifying “Calf Gilt”.   Size:  285 x 214 mm.
Leaf size: 278 x 205 mm.
Annotations: A few early marginal and interlinear annotations;  traces of early signatures in quires 7 and 10.
Decoration: Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  chapter headings underlined in red throughout;  capitals on first three pages washed in yellow or in red.
Imperfections: Wanting 1/10 and 2/1 (ff. 10 and 11).  The blank leaf 10/8 excised, stub remaining.

Binding instructions by Hunter in Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis