Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione.
[Venice: Printer of Pomponius Mela, ca. 1478]
Fol. b-h8 i10.  II-LXV  leaves, first and last leaves blank.
ISTC if00145000; Goff F145; BMC V 262.
|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. The two perhaps issued together - cf. CIBN N-155.|
|Provenance:||Provenance: Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician: Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards; lot 4379 in 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1778); with Hoblyn’s acquisition note “19s(α/1744/5 St(?)” written on verso of front free endpaper and his shelfmark “X5-15”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £2.4.0 according to the annotated BL 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 outer frame formed by a triple gold fillet, the inner frame 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 x 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.|