Claudianus, Claudius: Opera.
Edited by Barnabas Celsanus.
Vicenza: Jacobus de Dusa, 27 May 1482.
Fol. A-B8 a-k8 l6.  leaves (A1 blank).
ISTC ic00701000; GW 7059; Goff C701; BMC VII 1048 (IB. 31862); Bod-inc C-352; CIBN C-482; BSB-Ink C-424.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Marcellus Philoxenus/Marcello Filosseno (1450-1520), poet and Servite friar: heavily washed-out inscription on l6r (partially legible under ultraviolet light) “M cccc Lxxxx in 15 octobris uenetijs in edibus ioan[n]is aloysij [...] ego marcellus philoxen[us] claudiane le[c]tionis meta[m] attigi”.
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. 4051 or 4052 in Osborne’s Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 1 (London: 1743) and no. 933 or 950 in Osborne’s Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 3 (London: 1744).
Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.: Mead’s shelfmark in ink “E,3,,8.” on front flyleaf; lot 1715, p. 231 (6 May 1755) in Bibliotheca Meadiana (London: 1754); sold for £2.2.0 to Anthony Askew according to the priced copy (partially annotated with buyers’ names) of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: purchased by Askew at the Mead sale (see above); Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 1390 in Bibliotheca Askeviana (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £7.15.0 according to the 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 “At.1.12”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin; bound for Lord Harley by Thomas Elliott. On both covers triple fillets form a frame: within the frame is a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Elliott roll 3), and an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Elliott roll 4). The head and foot of the spine are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, Elliott roll 2, and the spine compartments are decorated with two tools, one of which is Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Elliott no. 18, and the other is closely similar to Elliott no. 6; the edges are decorated with Elliott roll 2; marbled endpapers. Size: 309 x 216 mm.|
|Leaf size:||299 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a humanist hand, all heavily washed and many consequently illegible; unread 18th-century code or price in ink on verso of front free endpaper.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf A1.|