Homerus: Batrachomyomachia [Latin].
Translated by Carolus Marsupinus Aretinus.
[Venice: Printer of Datus, Elegantiolae (GW 8038, H 5969*), ca. 1475]
4to. .  leaves.
ISTC ih00302000; GW 12903; Goff H302; BMC V 583 (IA. 25090 & 25090a); Bod-inc H-138; CIBN H-175; BSB-Ink B-236.
Unassigned in BMC, IGI and Goff. Hunt and CIBN assign to the Printer of Datus.
Dated [ca. 1475] by ISTC and Goff; GW dates [ca. 1473]; CIBN dates [ca. 1472].
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/1r, line 3: ‘... qum ...’ as Bod-inc, not ‘... quū ...’ as BMC IA. 25090; 1/1/r, line 25: ‘... om[macron above m]iū poetarū p[macron above p]ſtātiſſi||’ as Bod-inc and BMC IA. 25090a, not ‘... oīū poetaꝝ p[macron above p]stātissimo’ as BMC IA. 25090; 1/8v, line 25: ‘... qum ...’ not ‘... quū ... as BMC IA. 25090.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1528 in Guillaume de Bure, Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat, 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 9 livres; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 12Av).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Be.8.36”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold star at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 208 x 145 mm.|
|Leaf size:||205 x 140 mm.|
|Annotations:||Every fifth line of the poem numbered in an 18th-century hand; on 1/1r a note in the same hand on Marassius Siculus (to whom the prefatory letter by Carolus Marsupinus Aretinus is addressed) referring to manuscripts in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Florence); on the rear flyleaf a brief note in the same hand mentioning Quintianus Stoa, Carolus Marsupinus Aretinus, Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.|