Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium.

Add:  Pius II, Epistola ad Gregorium Heimburgensem et ad Johannem comitem de Lupfen.

[Cologne:  Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, ca. 1471-1472]
Fol.   a-e8 f-g6.   [52] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ic00674000;  Goff C674;  BMC V x (IB 3458);  BMC(Ger) p. 210;  Bod-inc C-210;  GW 6712.

Dated ca. 1471-1472 from the types (CIBN C-463).   Dated ca. 1473 by GW, Goff and Bod-inc.
Proctor assigned to Venice, press of Vindelinus de Spira (cf. BMC V p.x).

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.29 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy there is no printed text on leaf d5r and the missing text has been supplied in manuscript in a 15th/16th-century hand.  Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 1382 ‘Ciceronis Rhetorica, sine Anni, Loci vel Typographi Indicio’ in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter for £3.4.0 according to the BL annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6*(3).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ab.9.14”.
Binding: 18th-century mottled calf decorated with a single gold fillet;  gold tooled-spine;  marbled endpapers;  sprinkled blue-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  277 x 203 mm.
Leaf size: 271 x 195 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in an early hand in gatherings a and b, all deliberately washed out - to judge from the resulting marginal stains;  several interlinear annotations in brown ink in an early hand, a few deliberately washed out.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Leaf g2 excised (stub visible);  wanting the final blank leaf.


Page of text from 'Rhetorica ad C. Herennium'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.29.