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.  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.|
|Decoration:||Woodcut initial “I” on d6r partially washed in faded red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank k12.|