Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae.
Venice: Johannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 6 Apr. 1496.
Fol. A6 B4 c-h8 i-t6 u4. , i-CXYIII [i.e. CXVIII] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ig00126000; GW 10601; Goff G126; BMC V 530 (IB. 24054); Bod-inc G-060; CIBN G-68; BSB-Ink G-68.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Dr.2.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of three incunabula bound together. Bound with: (2) Justinus, Marcus Junianus, Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias. [Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis and Albertinus Vercellensis, after 1489-90] (J35/1); (3) Cicero, Marcus Tullius, De natura deorum. Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 18 Sept. 1496 (C43).|
|Provenance:||Thomas Brigges (fl. 1560): inscription on A1r “Liber Thomae Brigges generosi bonarumq[ue] literarum professoris optimi 1560” followed in the same hand by number '2' underlined.
John Angell (16th/17th century): inscription on A1r “Jo: Angell”.
Sir William Boothby (1638?-1707), 2nd Bt, of Broadlow Ash: on front cover a crest (a lion’s foot erased erect) with legend “Sr. WILLIAM BOOTHBY. KNt. AND BARt. OF ASHBURNE HALL” - see https://armorial.library.utoronto.ca/stamps/IBOO003_s4
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ah.1.11”.
|Binding:||England (Cambridge?), 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; both covers have a centre panel formed by an intersecting floral roll bordered by fillets; the panel is divided by intersecting fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, the former decorated with either a lozenge-shaped floral stamp or a stamp of a shield bearing the binder’s monogram ‘W G’; see G.D. Hobson, Bindings in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge: 1929), pl. XV, nos. 33, 35, and pp. 46-48 and J.B. Oldham, English blind-stamped bindings (Cambridge: 1952), pl. X, nos 20, 24, and pp. 16-17; remains of two clasps; crest of Sir William Boothby added in blind to front cover - see Provenance; rebacked and given new endpapers; original endpapers and spine covering unrecorded. Size: 326 x 217 mm.|
|Leaf size:||312 x 210 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotations (mainly extracting keywords) in 16th and 17th-century hands in quires c-f; initials or code 'hf' in an early hand on A1r; 17th/18th-century shelfmark in ink on A2r “Hist: folo. Cla: A. Shelf 6”.|