Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione.

[Venice:  Printer of Pomponius Mela, ca. 1478]
Fol.   b-h8 i10.   [1] II-LXV [1] 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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Variant reading in Festus, Sextus Pompeius: De verborum significatione