Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]:  Rhetorica ad C. Herennium.

Add:  De inventione.   Edited by Omnibonus Leonicenus.

[Venice:  Thomas de Blavis, de Alexandria], 1476.
Fol.   a-k6 l8.   [68] leaves (a1 blank).
ISTC ic00679000;  GW 6719;  Goff C679;  BMC V 246 (IB. 20563);  Bod-inc C-215;  CIBN C-470;  BSB-Ink A-820.

GIP number: C62
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.16 (see main library entry for this item )
Provenance: Petershausen, near Konstanz, Benedictines, S. Gregorius Magnus:  woodcut armorial stamp “Monasterii Petridom[us]” on a2v;  painted coat of arms of the monastery at foot of a5v with date 1521;  inscription on l8r  “Ad monasteriu[m] Petridom[us]”.
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;  no. 791 in his Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 5 (London:  1745).
Anonymous auction:  lot  984 in A catalogue of a scarce collection of books, in English, French and Italian, being part of a well known library (London:  Baker & Leigh, 29 April [1771?]).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the above anonymous auction for £2.16.0 according to the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 12(2).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.2.12”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.  On both covers triple fillets form two concentric frames:  within the outer 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 5);  both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made-up of numerous individual tools (mainly unidentified, but including Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 4 and 9).  The head and foot of the spine are decorated with Chapman roll 2 (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14), and the spine compartments are decorated with unidentified tools;  the turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  305 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 296 x 200 mm.
Annotations: Title written twice on a1r in two early hands:  “Rethorica marci Ciceronis Noua atque Vetus” and “Rhetorica noua et vetus .M.T.C.”;  numerous marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand (mainly keywords, generally in Latin but a couple in Greek) on a2r-a5v;  thereafter an occasional annotation, nota mark and manicule.
Decoration: Painted coat of arms at foot of a5v (see Provenance);  some initials, capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red in quires a-d.
Imperfections: None.

Painted coat of arms in Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium