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

Paris:  Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii), 29 Dec. 1478.
Fol.   [1-510].   [50] 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.
Imperfections: None.


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