Justinus, Marcus Junianus: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias.

Edited by Philippus Beroaldus.   Revised by Justinianus Romanus.   Add:  Lucius Annaeus Florus:  Epitomae.

[Venice:  Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis and Albertinus Vercellensis, after 1489-90]
Fol.   a8 b-l6.   [68] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ij00618500;  Goff J621;  BMC V 420;  Polain(B) 2390.

CIBN and IGI assign to Johannes Rubeus and Albertinus Vercellensis;  IGI VI, Goff and BMC assign to Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis alone. IGI VI dates ca. 1498.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Dr.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: a2r, line 22:  “... POMPEII TROGI ...” not as Polain “... TROGI POMPEII ...”;  l5v, line 4 of colophon:  “... ille Trogi.” not as in Polain “... iste Trogi.”.
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Gellius, Aulus, Noctes Atticae.  Venice:  Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 6 Apr. 1496;  (3) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, De natura deorum.  Venice:  Simon Bevilaqua, 18 Sept. 1496.
Provenance: Thomas Brigges (fl. 1560):  inscription on A1r of first item in volume “Liber Thomae Brigges generosi bonarumq[ue] literarum professoris optimi 1560”.
John Angell (16th/17th century):  inscription on A1r of first item in volume “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 http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca/stamps/BOO003_s4
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: Frequent marginal annotations and occasional corrections in a 17th-century hand in books I-VI of the Justinus (with a few annotations in an earlier hand);  the addition of chapter numbers and page or leaf references in a 17th-century hand in the Florus, together with frequent interlinear textual corrections, suggests the text has been collated with a later edition.
Decoration: Capitals of headings on a2r faintly washed in red.
Imperfections: None.

Incipit title in Justinus, Marcus Junianus: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias


Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: a2r, line 22:  “... POMPEII TROGI ...” not as Polain “... TROGI POMPEII ...”;  l5v, line 4 of colophon:  “... ille Trogi.” not as in Polain “... iste Trogi.”.
Note: Inserted at the front in place of the missing blank (a1) is a fabricated title-page (18th century?) with an engraved foliate border and a manuscript title;  pasted onto the title-page is an unidentified, hand-coloured coat of arms.
Provenance: Unidentified owner:  unidentified coat of arms pasted onto inserted title-page - a shield azure, a fess(?) or between three roses or, a ‘basket’ helm, crest of two eagle’s wings.
Robert Hoblyn (1710-1756), politician:  "Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ..." (Londini: 1769) p. 364;  Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards;  lot 4007 in 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana' ... (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1778);  with Hoblyn’s acquisition note “3s 3d (α) 1744/5 St” written in ink on inside of front cover;  evidence of a shelfmark in ink on inside of front cover (probably Hoblyn’s but now largely obscured by the Hunterian bookplate).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale along with lot 4008 (“Justini Historia, compact. in corio turcico, Venet. per Phillip. Condom Petre, 1479”) for £1.13.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on inner front cover, with former shelfmark “Au.4.1”.
Binding: 17th-century limp vellum;  without pastedowns;  spine title in ink;  front and rear flyleaves have watermark of three circles arranged vertically and surmounted by a three-pointed crown - the top circle contains a cross fleury, the lower two circles are empty, and from the bottom circle there is suspended a flower (or branch of three leaves?).   Size:  293 x 216 mm.
Leaf size: 289 x 212 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in a humanist hand (mainly extracting keywords) on a2r and a2v;  the number “15” in ink in a later hand on a2r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Inserted title-page in Justinus, Marcus Junianus: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias