Florus, Lucius Annaeus: Epitomae rerum Romanarum.

Edited by Philippus Beroaldus.

[Parma]:  Stephanus Corallus, [ca. 1476-78]
4to.   [12 2-108 116].   [80] leaves.
ISTC if00235000;  Goff F235;  BMC VII 939;  Bod-inc F-078;  GW 10097.

The printer's name appears in a dedicatory letter.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Joseph Smith (1673/4?-1770), British Consul in Venice:  lot 825 in 'Bibliotheca Smithiana: a catalogue of the curious, elegant, and very valuable library of Joseph Smith ... Which will be sold by auction, by S. Baker and G. Leigh ... on Monday, January the 25th, 1773'.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Smith sale for £2.15.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Smith sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 8(7).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “L.4.8”, overlaying an earlier bookplate - probably that of Joseph Smith.
Binding: Italy, 18th-century vellum;  green leather title label;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  243 x 172 mm.
Leaf size: 238 x 165 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations in Latin in a humanist hand, all much washed out;  occasional interlinear corrections;  running book numbers “P[ri]muſ” - “Quartuſ” on recto leaves;  title “hys Florj” on 1/1r;  washed-out, unread ownership(?) inscription on 1/2v;  monetary calculations in ink in lower margin of 2/3r (f.5r);  unread early annotation in lower inner corner of 11/6v (f.80v).
Decoration: Small initial “P” supplied in brown ink on 2/1r (f.3r).
Imperfections: Wanting 6/1 (f.35).

 

Manuscript annotations in Florus, Lucius Annaeus: Epitomae rerum Romanarum