Crastonus, Johannes: Lexicon Graeco-latinum.

Edited by Bonus Accursius.

[Milan]:  Bonus Accursius, [not after 28 Mar. 1478]
Fol.   A-O8 P10 Q-Z8 &8 ↄ88 ꝝꝝ8 ↄↄ8 &&8 zz8 AA-PP8 qq6.   [368] leaves.
ISTC ic00958000;  GW 7812;  Goff C958;  BMC VI 754 (IB. 26552a);  Bod-inc C-470;  CIBN C-658;  BSB-Ink C-690.

GIP number: C83
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: The first leaf, which in most copies contains the prefatory letter by Crastonus, is here blank - cf. GW 7812 Anm and Bod-inc.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1377  in Guillaume de Bure, Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat, 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 93 livres;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “B.6.4”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  315 x 231 mm.
Leaf size: 305 x 220 mm.
Annotations: Some marginal Greek and Latin annotations in humanist hands in brown and faded red ink;  on A1r is a list of arabic numerals in a humanist hand with their equivalents in letters of the Greek alphabet, plus a list of names of numerals in Latin with the corresponding Greek;  signatures of first two leaves of quire B - erroneously printed “C1” and “C2” - corrected in brown ink in an early hand;  R1, which is unsigned, has the signature added in manuscript.
Decoration: Six-line initial “A” on A3r supplied in gold on a rectangular foliate ground of blue, crimson and green pen-work;  at the beginning of each new letter of the alphabet, a Greek initial supplied in crimson or blue on a similar rectangular ground.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript annotations in Crastonus, Johannes: Lexicon Graeco-latinum