Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De oratore.
Rome: Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), 5 Dec. 1468.
4to. [1-510 6-78 810 9-108].  leaves (10/8 blank).
ISTC ic00655000; GW 6743; Goff C655; BMC IV 18 (IB. 17225); Bod-inc C-227; CIBN C-437.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||1/4v, line 21: “Quid” not “Quih”; 1/5r, line 32: “Peripathetici” not “Peripatheci”; 10/7r (f. 91r), line 32: “ET” not “Et.” - see BMC.|
|Note:||Considerable offsetting throughout.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1465 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 94 livres 1 sou; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 12Ar).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ap.3.7”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark. Size: 272 x 200 mm.|
|Leaf size:||268 x 192 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal and occasional interlinear annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand; frequent manicules and nota marks; occasional underlining.|
|Decoration:||Initials “C” on 1/1r, “C” on 1/3v, “M” on 3/8v (f. 28v) and “I” on 8/1r (f. 67r) supplied in blue with reserved white and set on a square of red pen-work decoration extending into the margin.|