Etymologicum Magnum Graecum [Greek].

Edited by Marcus Musurus.  Add:  Iohannes Gregoropoulos [Poem].

Venice:  Zacharias Callierges for Nicolaus Blastus and Anna Notaras, 8 July 1499.
Fol. A10 B-Ω8 AA-ΓΓ8 ΔΔ6.  [224] leaves.
Woodcut initials and borders in red;  woodcut devices of Callierges and of Blastus in red.
ISTC ie00112000;  GW 9426;  Goff E112;  BMC V 580 (IC. 24734);  Bod-inc E-034;  CIBN E-87;  BSB-Ink E-102.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

GIP number: E4/1
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD12-a.8 (see main library entry for this item )
Provenance: Charles Antoine Ferot (fl. 1695):  inscription on front flyleaf “In Rhetoricâ Collegii Sorbonae Plessaei Carolus Antonius Ferot sanguintinianus ejusdem Collegii Sorbonae plessaei convictor primum solutae orationis graecae praemium jure ac merito consecutus est Die octavâ Augusti anno domini millesimo sexcentesimo nonagesimo quinto jn solemni praemiorum distributione.   Ita testor J. Gobinet.”
Jean Gobinet (fl. 1695), theologian and early Principal of the Collège du Plessis-Sorbonne:  see above.
Mauroy (18th century):  inscription on A1r “Mauroy née ferot”.
Nattali and Bond, publishers and booksellers, Covent Garden, London (second half of 19th century):  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Nattali and Bond 1 Feb. 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on A1r “1.2.69 Nat. & Bond fc/-” together with his inventory number “No 3947”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: France, late 17th-century, gold-tooled, light brown calf;  covers decorated with a double decorative-roll border, the monogram ‘PS’ [i.e. Plessis-Sorbonne] in the centre and corners on a field of fleurs-de-lys;  spine compartments decorated with the ‘PS’ monogram and fleurs-de-lys;  gilt-edged leaves;  19th/20th-century marbled endpapers and wove paper flyleaves (slight traces at edges of the original marbled pastedowns).  Size 387 x 270 mm.
Leaf size: 378 x 257 mm.
Annotations: 19th-century price "£3-3-" in pencil on front free endpaper;  19th-century price code "L/L/-" in pencil on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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Copy 2


GIP number: E4/2
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.1.11 (see main library entry for this item )
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1375 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:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 72 livres;  see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.2.9”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red sheep;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.  Size:  417 x 295 mm.
Leaf size: 412 x 284 mm.
Annotations: On A1r the number “808” in red ink in a 16th-century(?) hand.
Decoration: Text in double columns, each enclosed within red ink rules throughout.
Imperfections: None.

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