Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Rhetorica ad C. Herennium.
Add: De inventione. Edited by Omnibonus Leonicenus.
[Venice: Thomas de Blavis, de Alexandria], 1476.
Fol. a-k6 l8.  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ic00679000; Goff C679; BMC V 246; Bod-inc C-215; GW 6719.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.16 (see main library entry for this item )|
|Provenance:||Petershausen, near Konstanz, S. Gregorius Magnus, Benedictines: woodcut armorial stamp “Monasterii Petridom[us]” on a2v; painted coat of arms of the monastery at foot of a5v with date 1521; inscription on l8r “Ad monasteriu[m] Petridom[us]”.
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; no. 791 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London: 1745).
Anonymous auction: lot 984 in 'A catalogue of a scarce collection of books, in English, French and Italian, being part of a well known library' (London: Baker & Leigh, 29 April [1771?]).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the above anonymous auction for £2.16.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 12(2).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.2.12”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco; bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman. On both covers triple fillets form two concentric frames: within the outer 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 5); both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made-up of numerous individual tools (mainly unidentified, but including Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 4 and 9). The head and foot of the spine are decorated with Chapman roll 2 (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14), and the spine compartments are decorated with unidentified tools; the turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2; marbled endpapers. Size: 305 x 210 mm.|
|Leaf size:||296 x 200 mm.|
|Annotations:||Manuscript title written twice on a1r in two early hands: “Rethorica marci Ciceronis Noua atque Vetus” and “Rhetorica noua et vetus .M.T.C.”; numerous marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand (mainly keywords, generally in Latin but a couple in Greek) on a2r-a5v; thereafter an occasional annotation, “nota” mark and pointing hand.|
|Decoration:||Painted coat of arms at foot of a5v (see Provenance); some initials, capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red (silvered) in gatherings a-d.|