Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orationes.
Edited by Ludovicus Carbo.
Venice: Christophorus Valdarfer, [not after 9 Nov.] 1471.
Fol. [12 2-610 78+1 8-1110 128 13-1510 1612 (-16/10, a blank cf. Bod-inc) 17-1810 198 20-2810 298].  leaves (1/1 blank).
ISTC ic00542000; GW 6765; Goff C542; BMC V 183 (IB. 19768); Bod-inc C-242; CIBN C-426.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.19 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||Without the woodcut border and initial present in some copies on 2/1r (f. 3r).|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Note:||7/3 (f. 55) misbound between 12/1 (f. 102) and 12/2 (f. 103). Stub showing between 7/5 and 7/6. 16/3 (f. 142) misbound as the fourth leaf in quire 7. The excised leaf 16/10 is a blank (intact in the Bod-inc copy.) Quire 19 misbound between quires 12 and 13.|
|Provenance:||Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 229 in Guillaume de Bure, Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M*** (Paris: 1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 91 livres; see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers, H214).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.5.8”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century gold-tooled blue goatskin; covers have a double-fillet border and a centre panel formed by a triple fillet and a floral roll, with an ornament at each outer corner; gold-tooled spine with red leather title label; marbled endpapers. Size: 302 x 212 mm.|
|Leaf size:||291 x 202 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in a humanist hand, mainly extracting keywords and often heavily washed out; very occasional nota marks; ‘No 629’ in an 18th-century hand on front free endpaper (the same hand has written ‘No 386’ in Lucius Coelius Firmianus Lactantius, Opera. Rome: Sweynheym and Pannartz, 1468 (Bf.1.15, L1/2) and ‘No 165’ in Paulus de Sancta Maria, Scrutinium scripturarum. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 7 Jan. 1478 (Be.3.22, P8/2); 18th-century price in livres ‘207: 0: 0’ written below an erased price on front flyleaf.|
|Decoration:||A ten-line illuminated initial “Q” on 2/1r (f. 3r) - together with a portion of the text at its right - has been excised and later replaced with an inserted piece of paper containing a representation of the missing illumination and a manuscript copy of the missing text; marginal floral decoration extending from the lost initial into the inner and upper margins remains intact; other principal initials supplied in red; the space for a six-line initial “Q” on 18/8v (f. 168v) is filled with a pen-and-ink drawing of a man with a staff, wearing breeches and a feathered hat; the space for a six-line initial “H” on 21/1r (f. 189r) is filled with a pen-and-ink drawing of two women holding a garment or piece of cloth.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the preliminary quire 1.|