Euripides: Tragoediae quattuor.

Medea, Hippolytus, Alcestis, Andromache [Greek].
Edited by Janus Lascaris.

[Florence:  Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, before 18 June 1495]
4to.   A-E8 f8 H-K8 K8 Λ8 M2.   [98] leaves.  
ISTC ie00115000;  Goff E115;  BMC VI 667;  Bod-inc E-038;  GW 9431.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.27 (see main library entry for this item).
Provenance: Provenance:  Aegidius Girard, of Orléans (16th century):  inscription on A1r “Ægidii Girard Aurelii”.
Claude Fauchet (1530-1602), Président de la Chambre des Monnaies and Historiographe de France:  inscription on on A1r 'CLAVDII FAVCHET Paris[iensis] regij consilij' above which, in his hand, is a list of the four plays contained in the volume;  also in Fauchet’s hand on the final page “Flore[n]tiae Impressu[m]".
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1552 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 90 livres;  see 'Dessain-Hunter  correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.23v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “K.7.10”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue morocco, decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  222 x 155 mm.
Leaf size: 218 x 151 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal textual annotations in Greek and Latin in a 16th-century hand in the first three plays ('Medea', 'Hippolytus', 'Alcestis') but not in 'Andromache';  frequent underlining and “nota” marks. In this copy the signatures of gatherings second K, Λ, M have been corrected to Λ, M, N in pen and ink as in the first BMC copy (probably by the printer).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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