Frontinus, Sextus Julius: De aquaeductibus.
Edited by Pomponius Laetus and Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.
[Rome: Eucharius Silber, before 16 Aug. 1487]
Fol. [1-28].  leaves.
ISTC if00324000; GW 10408; Goff F324; BMC IV 123 (IB. 19226); Bod-inc F-108; CIBN F-195; BSB-Ink F-274.
Proctor assigns to [Georgius Herolt]; GW, following H. Degering, 'Festgabe Haebler' (1919), pp.175-202, assigns to [Printer of the Vitruvius, c. 1488].
A terminus ante quem provided by the copy at Corpus Christi, Oxford, which was purchased at Rome on 16 Aug. 1487 (cf. Rhodes 791); dated [c. 1483-90] in Goff and [c. 1487-90] in BSB-Ink.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.14 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus, De architectura. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, between 1486 and 16 Aug. 1490] (V34).|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1294 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 54 livres 1 sou; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.7.27”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; green silk bookmark. Size: 276 x 219 mm.|
|Leaf size:||270 x 212 mm.|
|Annotations:||On 1/5r a marginal annotation in a humanist hand, much washed out.|