Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orationes Philippicae.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1474.
4to.   a10 b-c8 d6 e-h8 I8 K8 l8.   [88] leaves (a1-2, l8 blank).
Fourth leaf in quire K signed with lower case k.
ISTC ic00555000;  GW 6795;  Goff C555;  BMC V 230 (IB. 20225);  Bod-inc C-252;  CIBN C-433;  BSB-Ink C-388.

GIP number: C58
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  top corner of second front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, Shrewsbury School bindings, p. 114);  signs of an erased price in pencil adjacent to excision;  no. 5043 in Osborne’s Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 1 (London:  1743) and no. 1054 in his Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 3 (London:  1744).
William Strahan (18th century):  armorial bookplate on front pastedown “Will Strahan Esqr” with motto “Forward” (Franks 28330).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 1384 in Bibliotheca Askeviana … (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £11.0.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library;  price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.5.18”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.  On both covers double fillets form three concentric frames:  within the outer frame is an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 2), within the middle frame is a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13) and within the inner frame is an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 1).  Both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made up of several individual tools (including Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 5, 14a, and 14b).  Rebacked in the 19th/20th century;  original spine covering not preserved or recorded.  The turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2;  marbled endpapers;  flyleaves have watermark of a crown above the letters “G R”.   Size:  292 x 206 mm.
Leaf size: 285 x 202 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in a humanist hand in brown and in red ink in quires a and b;  heading of each oratio underlined in red;  occasional underlining of text in red ink and occasional nota marks in red or in brown ink.
Decoration: Initials supplied in red or blue throughout;  capital strokes in red in quire b.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Marginal annotations in Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orationes Philippicae