Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae.
Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 1477.
Fol. a10 b-x8 y-z6 A-B8.  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ig00121000; Goff G121; BMC V 251; Bod-inc G-057; GW 10596.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-d.14 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Gatherings A and B (Table of contents) bound at the beginning before gathering a.|
|Provenance:||William George Spencer Cavendish (1790-1858), 6th Duke of Devonshire: inscription (with price deleted) on first front flyleaf in a hand closely resembling that of Richard Heber ‘1815 D. of Dev. Dupl Sale [...]’; later pencil note on first front flyleaf ‘... the La Valliere copy sold for 601 francs, and this copy for 4/4/0 Devonshire Duplicates ...’
Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector: without Heber’s book-stamp, but from the evidence of the above inscription probably lot 1944 in 'Bibliotheca Heberiana' (Part VI, 1835).
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Arthur 12 Apr. 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code “12 4 69 Arthur ba/-” on first front flyleaf together with his inventory number “No 4042” and a superseded inventory number “125”; source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of the two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||18th-century gold-tooled red sheep; the covers decorated with a foliate roll and a chain-like roll to form a mitred two panel design, an ornament at the inner corners of the inner panel; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; flyleaves have arms of Amsterdam watermark; gilt-edged leaves. Size: 295 × 203 mm.|
|Leaf size:||285 x 194 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginalia in a humanist hand - all heavily washed out; 18th/19th-century shelfmarks in ink on first front flyleaf “2H3-5” (scored through and replaced with “2G-3”); initials “DD” in red ink on verso of front free endpaper and a 19th-century price in pencil “£1-1-0”.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1.|