Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis.

Add:  Paradoxa Stoicorum. Hexasticha XII Sapientum de titulo Ciceronis.   Horatius Flaccus:  Ad T. Manlium Torquatum (Carm. IV 7).

[Mainz]:  Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 1465.
Fol.   [1-118].   [88] leaves.
ISTC ic00575000;  Goff C575;  BMC I 23;  Bod-inc C-307;  GW 6921.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.23 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Gathering 6 (ff. 41-48) misbound between gathering 4 and 5.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Variant: 7/4r (f. 52r) has the correct rubric, ending “Prefatio in librum tercium.” - cf. GW Anm. 2;  11/5v (f. 85v) the rubric “Marci Tulij Ciceronis paradoxa finit.” is present - cf. GW Anm. 3;  11/7v (f. 87v), line 4 “patriam”, line 6 “cicero”, line 8 “que”, line 9 “tulij” - cf. GW Anm. 5.
Provenance: Johan Radermacher, the Elder (1538-1617), merchant and humanist:  inscription with his motto on 1/1r “In manibus Dominj sortes meae [monogram] 8 cal. Dec. 1579”;  see Anna Simoni, 'The Radermacher sale catalogue',
Henrik Ter Borch (late 17th/early 18th century):  inscription on 1/1r “Henrik Ter Borch”.
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 1389 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £30.0.0 according to 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 and book label on front pastedown, the latter with former shelfmark “W.6.11”.
Binding: 18th-century gold-tooled red sheep;  covers tooled to a four panel design using a triple fillet and three separate rolls, the inner panel has a diamond-shaped centre-piece composed of separate tools;  separate tools also decorate the corners and sides of the panels;  restored and given new gold-tooled spine and new marbled endpapers by Ian Maver, Sept. 1981;  binder’s note, remains of 18th-century spine and sample of previous marbled endpapers mounted onto rear pastedown;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size:  256 x 183 mm.
Leaf size: 249 x 174 mm.
Annotations: “Nota” mark on 1/10r;   sheet of paper loosely inserted containing William Hunter’s manuscript notes in which he compares the typography of this edition with that of his copy of the Fust and Schoeffer, Mainz, 1466 edition.
Decoration: Six-line initial ‘Q’ on 1/1r, six-line initial ‘Q’ on 5/1r (f. 33r), six-line initial ‘S’ (in error for ‘P’) on 7/4r (f. 52r) and six-line initial ‘A’ on 10/4v (f. 76v) supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  other initials supplied in red or blue;  most initials have manuscript guide-letters visible in brown ink;  paragraph marks supplied in alternate red and blue.
Imperfections: Wanting leaf 11/8 (f. 88).


Ownership inscriptions in Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De officiis