Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus: De re rustica lib. X.

Commentary by Pomponius Laetus.

[Venice:  Printer of Cicero, De officiis (H 5268*), ca. 1481-82]
Fol.   a-b6.   [12] leaves.
ISTC ic00763250;  GW 7186;  Goff C764;  BMC VII 1145 (IB. 22012).

Although signed 'D.S.' (i.e. Dominicus Siliprandus) and tentatively given to that printer at Padua by GW (followed by IGI), BMC regards as a Venetian reprint of the earlier Padua edition (Goff C763), and assigns to the Printer of Cicero, De officiis (designated Printer of Columella in CIBN).   BSB-Ink P-214 identifies the 'Printer of Cicero' as Nicolaus Girardengus – ISTC.

GIP number: C69
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm2-e.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Vergilius Maro, Publius, Opera.  Venice:  Andreas de Paltasichis, 1 Sept. 1488 (V23);  (3) Statius, Publius Papinius, Achilleis.  Brescia:  Jacobus Britannicus, 21 May 1485 (S51).
Provenance: Stephen Paterson (17th century):  perhaps to be identified with Stephen Paterson (fl. 1611), notary public and sheriff clerk of Fife, the owner in 1611 of Myers Castle, Auchtermuchty - see John Gifford, The buildings of Scotland (London:  2000) p. 327:  signature “Stephanus Patersonne” on b6r (repeated in Greek and Hebrew characters);  on a1r the notarial monogram of Paterson appears four times.
Alexander McCalman (17th century):  perhaps to be identified with Alexander McCalman, b. ca. 1634, studied at Glasgow (M.A. 1655) and St Andrews, minister of Ballachulish (Appin) and Dean of Argyll from 1660-1717;  see David M. Bertie, Scottish episcopal clergy, 1689-2000 (Edinburgh:  2000) pp. 86 & 539:  “Alex[ander] McCalman” on b6v.
University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  not found in Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691 nor in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae:  1791);  19th-century shelfmarks “CT.3.23” - as listed in an 1845 manuscript press catalogue of the library (GUL MS Lib. unnumbered) - superseded by “GT.4.18” on University Library bookplate.
Binding: Scotland, 20th-century dark green buckram (binder’s date in pencil “April, 1949” on rear pastedown);  oval gilt stamp of Glasgow College Library at foot of spine;  modern endpapers and flyleaves;  earlier sprinkled red-edging retained;  no other evidence of the earlier binding.   Size:  288 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 278 x 195 mm.
Annotations: On a1r is a list of books and a copy of a notarial(?) document, in 16th-century hands.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript notes in Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus: De re rustica lib. X