Dictys Cretensis [pseudo-]: Historia Troiana.

Translated by Lucius Septimius.   Edited by Franciscus Faragonius.   Add:  [Pseudo-] Dares Phrygius, De Excidio Troiae historia.  [Pseudo-] Cornelius Nepos, Epistola ad Sallustium Crispum.

Messina:  Guilelmus Schonberger, 7-20 May 1498.
4to.  a-f8 g-h6 i8 k12.  [80] leaves (k12 blank).
Woodcut initials;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC id00186000;  GW 8327;  Goff D186;  BMC VII 1077 (IA. 33447);  Bod-inc D-059;  CIBN D-115;  BSB-Ink D-129.

In two parts, dated:  I) 7 May 1498;  II) 20 May 1498.

GIP number: D10
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.5 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Jordanus(?) nobilis(?), 16th/17th century:  ownership(?) inscription ‘IOR. NOB.’ on a1r.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Be.8.27”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.  Size:  209 x 150 mm.
Leaf size: 204 x 145 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Woodcut initial “I” on d6r partially washed in faded red.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf k12.


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