Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione.

[Venice:  Printer of Pomponius Mela, ca. 1478]
Fol. b-h8 i10.  [1], II-LXV, [1] leaves (b1, i10 blank).
ISTC if00145000;  GW M00865;  Goff F145;  BMC V 262 (IB. 24850);  CIBN N-155 (II);  BSB-Ink F-108.

GIP number: F5
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: i6r, line 1:  “[ ]Ncomiciare ...”, not “iNcomiciare” as in BMC.
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.  Bound with:  Nonius Marcellus, De proprietate latini sermonis.  Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 1478 (N16).  The two perhaps issued together - cf. CIBN N-155.
Provenance: Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician:  Hoblyn’s acquisition note ‘19s(α/1744/5 St(?)’ on front free endpaper and his shelfmark ‘X5-15’;  Bibliotheca Hoblyniana (Londini: 1769), p. 195;  lot 4379 in sale Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ... (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1778).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £2.4.0 according to the annotated British Library copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.5.6”.
Binding: 18th-century calf, tooled to a two-panel design;  the centre panel formed from a triple gold fillet and a blind roll with a floral ornament in gilt at each outer corner;  gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers;  early manuscript title ‘Nonius Marcellus’ on lower edge of text block.  Size: 298 × 209 mm.
Leaf size: 288 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand on b2v, b3v and b4r;  missing letter “i” supplied in manuscript at beginning of first line of i6r (see variant note above);  on i9v a reference in a 16th-century hand to baldness “Alopetia s[i]g[nifica]t tigná”;  on i10r an unfinished ownership note “Iste lib[er] est meus ho”.  Letter 'D' in an 18th-century hand on front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Variant reading in Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione