Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De oratore.

Rome:  Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), 5 Dec. 1468.
4to.   [1-510 6-78 810 9-108].   [92] leaves (10/8 blank).
ISTC ic00655000;  GW 6743;  Goff C655;  BMC IV 18 (IB. 17225);  Bod-inc C-227;  CIBN C-437.

GIP number: C48
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.
Imperfections: None.


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