Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orationes Philippicae.
Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1474.
4to. a10 b-c8 d6 e-h8 I8 <K k>8 l8.  leaves, the first two and the last blank.
ISTC ic00555000; Goff C555; BMC V 230; Bod-inc C-252; GW 6795.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||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; top corner of second front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, 'Shrewsbury School bindings', p.114); signs of an erased price in pencil adjacent to excision; no. 5043 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 1 (London: 1743) and no. 1054 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 3 (London: 1744).
William Strahan (18th century): armorial bookplate on front pastedown “Will Strahan Esqr” with motto “Forward” (Franks 28330).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 1384 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £11.0.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library; price confirmed in 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 on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.5.18”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco; bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman. On both covers double fillets form three concentric frames: within the outer frame is an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 2), within the middle 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 1). Both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made up of several individual tools (including Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 5, 14a, and 14b). Rebacked in the 19th/20th century; original spine covering not preserved or recorded. The turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2; marbled endpapers; flyleaves have watermark of a crown above the letters “G R”. Size: 292 x 206 mm.|
|Leaf size:||285 x 202 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotations in a humanist hand in brown and in red ink in gatherings a and b; heading of each oratio underlined in red; occasional underlining of text in red ink and occasional “nota” marks in red or in brown ink.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red or blue throughout; capital strokes in red in gathering b.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1.|