Frontinus, Sextus Julius: De aquaeductibus.

Edited by Pomponius Laetus and Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.

[Rome:  Eucharius Silber, before 16 Aug. 1487]
Fol.  [1-28].  [16] 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.

GIP number: F22
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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


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