Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione.

Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 18 June 1483.
Fol.   a6 b8 c-d6 e8 f-h6.   .I.-LI. [1] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC if00146000;  Goff F146;  BMC XII 69;  Bod-inc F-038.

Three copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 and 2 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 3 held by the Mitchell Library

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The third of three incunabula bound together;  bound with:  (1) Nonius Marcellus, De proprietate latini sermonis.  Brescia:  [Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia], 17 July 1483;  (2) Varro, Marcus Terentius, De lingua latina.  Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia and Miniatus Delsera, 16 June 1483.
Provenance: Strassburg, Collegiate Church of New S. Peter, consecrated in 1050, taken over by the Lutherans in 1561:  inscription on A2r of first item in volume “Collegii S. Petri junioris Argentinae”.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 684 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London:  1745);  Osborne’s price “£2.2.0” in pencil on front flyleaf (without Osborne’s usual excision of the top right-hand corner).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.2.6”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco;  bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.   On both covers double fillets form a frame, within which are two rolls, the first is a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13) and the second is an ornamental roll (Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 5).   The head and foot of the spine are decorated with a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13), and the spine compartments are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman no. 7, and with three other tools unrecorded by Nixon;  the turn-ins are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’ pl. 14, Chapman roll 2;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  314 x 220 mm.
Leaf size: 303 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Margins of gatherings a-c profusely annotated in brown ink in a 16th-century hand;  “nota” marks in red ink on h4 and h5.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Marginal annotations in Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together;  bound with:  Varro, Marcus Terentius, De lingua latina.  Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia and Miniatus Delsera, 16 June 1483.
Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.:  Mead’s shelfmark in ink “Rr,3,,12” on first front flyleaf;  lot 653, p. 86 (11 Dec. 1754) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London:  1754);  sold for £0.5.0 according to the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 3377 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £3.5.0 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 “M.3.5”.
Binding: England, 18th-century diced russia, gold-tooled to a two panel design;  the outer frame formed by a double fillet, the inner frame formed from a triple fillet bordered by a floral roll and with a floral ornament at each outer corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  308 x 215 mm.
Leaf size: 297 x 207 mm.
Annotations: Frequent washed-out marginalia in a humanist hand, mainly extracting keywords.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf h6.

Binding of Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione

Copy 3

Accession number: 167516
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Varro, Marcus Terentius. De lingua latina. Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia and Miniatus Delsera, 16 June 1483.
Provenance: James Braidwood, bookseller, 26 George Street, Edinburgh (1836-78): sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Braidwood 12 Oct. 1865 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “12.10.65 Braid. e/f” on a1r of first item in volume; Euing’s inventory number “No 2227” on a1r of Festus; confirmed in Euing's acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate inscribed “A donation from William Euing Esq. 1870”.
Binding: Italy, 19th-century half calf (rebacked), decorative paper-covered boards; marbled endpapers; front and rear flyleaves have watermark “GCA || VETAJO”. Size: 310 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 301 x 201 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations on e1v and h5v in a humanist hand; frequent “nota” marks.
Decoration: Pencil outline of six-line initial “A” on a1r.
Imperfections: None.

Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione - Acquisition note