Dictys Cretensis: 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 May 1498;  20 May 1498.
4to.   a-f8 g-h6 i8 k12.   [80] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC id00186000;  Goff D186;  BMC VII 1077;  Bod-inc D-059;  GW 8327.

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

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.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  probably - on the evidence of  the binding -  either lot 2848 (first copy) or lot 2849 (second copy) 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:  (depending on the Gaignat provenance cited above) purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for either 11 livres 10 sous (lot 2848) or 9 livres (lot 2849) according to the priced copy of the Gaignat sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-g.22, 23);  not included in the 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Be.8.27”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, 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 k12.

 

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