Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium.
Paris: Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii), 29 Dec. 1478.
Fol. [1-510].  leaves.
ISTC ic00680400; Pell 3642; GW 6725.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||5/10v (f.50v), line 30: “rhetoricorū” not as in GW and Pell “rethoricorū” and line 32: “Anno.M.CCCC.Lxxviii.” not as in GW and Pell “Anno .CCCC.Lxxviii.”|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1460 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 17 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.12a r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.6.7”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine with printer’s name given as “Gering” after title; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; pink silk bookmark. Size: 258 x 187 mm.|
|Leaf size:||252 x 182 mm.|
|Annotations:||Very occasional early annotations; occasional pointing hands.|
|Decoration:||Six-line initial “E” on 1/1r supplied in red and black with reserved white; other initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout (some erroneous initials later corrected in brown ink); a few guide-letters supplied in brown ink.|