Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione.  Edited by Manilius Rhallus.

[Rome:  Bartholomaeus Guldinbeck], 31 Dec. 1477.
Fol. [1-38 4-66 78].  [50] leaves (7/8 blank).
ISTC if00144500;  GW 9863;  Bod-inc F-034;  CIBN F-61.

GIP number: F4
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 1746 in Bibliotheca Askeviana … (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £5.5.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library;  price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.7.2”.
Binding: 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a gilt-roll border, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  yellow-edged leaves;  signs of a tab or label removed from 1/2v.  Size:  283 x 194 mm.
Leaf size: 278 x 188 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Initials supplied mainly in blue, less frequently in red;  capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf 7/8.


Initial supplied in red in Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione