Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae.

Venice:  Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 6 Apr. 1496.
Fol.   A6 B4 c-h8 i-t6 u4.   [10], i-CXYIII [i.e. CXVIII] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ig00126000;  Goff G126;  BMC V 530;  Bod-inc G-060;  GW 10601.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Dr.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (2) Justinus, Marcus Junianus, Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias.  [Venice:  Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis and Albertinus Vercellensis, after 1489-90];  (3) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, De natura deorum.  Venice:  Simon Bevilaqua, 18 Sept. 1496.
Provenance: Thomas Brigges (fl. 1560):  inscription on A1r “Liber Thomae Brigges generosi bonarumq[ue] literarum professoris optimi 1560” followed in the same hand by number '2' underlined.
John Angell (16th/17th century):  inscription on A1r “Jo: Angell”.
Sir William Boothby, 2nd Bart., of Broadlow Ash (1638?-1707):  on front cover a crest (a lion’s foot erased erect) with legend “Sr. WILLIAM BOOTHBY. KNt. AND BARt. OF ASHBURNE HALL” - see
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.1.11”.
Binding: England (Cambridge?), 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards;  both covers have a centre panel formed by an intersecting floral roll bordered by fillets;  the panel is divided by intersecting fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, the former decorated with either a lozenge-shaped floral stamp or a stamp of a shield bearing the binder’s monogram ‘W G’;  see G.D. Hobson, 'Bindings in Cambridge libraries' (Cambridge: 1929), pl. XV, nos. 33, 35, and pp. 46-48 and J.B. Oldham, 'English blind-stamped bindings' (Cambridge: 1952), pl. X, nos 20, 24, and pp. 16-17, remains of two clasps;  crest of Sir William Boothby added in blind to front cover - see Provenance;  rebacked and given new endpapers;  original endpapers and spine covering unrecorded.   Size:  326 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 312 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations (mainly extracting keywords) in 16th and 17th-century hands in gatherings c-f;  initials or code 'hf' in an early hand on A1r;  17th/18th-century shelfmark in ink on A2r “Hist: folo. Cla: A. Shelf 6”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Colophon and printer’s device in Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae