Hyginus, C. Julius: Poetica astronomica.
Edited by Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter.
Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 Oct. 1482.
4to. a-f8 g10.  leaves (a1 blank).
a3 signed “b3”; d3 signed “c3”.
Woodcuts; woodcut initials.
ISTC ih00560000; GW 13678; Goff H560; BMC V 286 (IA. 20520); Bod-inc H-251; CIBN H-334; BSB-Ink H-459.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll S.M. 645 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||a2r, line 2: “Opus vtiliſſimmu Foeliciter Incipit.” as BMC, not "opus vtiliſſimū foeliciter Incipit." as Bod-inc's first and second copies; g10r, line 17: "C. Iohannes Lucilius Helbꝛonnenſis Lectoꝛi Salutem:” as Bod-inc's first and second copies, not "C. Iohannes Lucilius Lectori Salutem:" as BMC and Bod-inc's third copy.|
|Provenance:||Sir William Stirling Maxwell (1818-1878), 9th baronet, art historian and collector: engraved armorial bookplate printed in red on front pastedown with name “William Stirling Maxwell” and three mottoes “Gang forward”, “Poco a poco” and ”I am ready”; his engraved booklabel “Emblems Keir” printed in red on rear pastedown; monogram of Sir William Stirling Maxwell added in blind to centre of front cover and a different version added to rear cover; Stirling Maxwell’s shelfmark “23F” in pencil on rear pastedown; two other Stirling Maxwell shelfmarks in pencil on verso of front free endpaper “K.3” and “50.3” (the latter lightly deleted).
Sir John Stirling Maxwell (1866-1956), 10th baronet, Sir William’s son: bequeathed a portion of the Stirling Maxwell library to University of Glasgow Library in 1956 (received in 1958).
University of Glasgow: Sir John Stirling Maxwell's bequest, 1956 (received in 1958).
|Binding:||18th/19th-century blind-tooled calf; covers decorated with a double fillet and a decorative roll to form a mitred panel design; blind monogram stamps added to both covers at a later date (see Provenance); rebacked, with a gilt spine title; sprinkled red-edged leaves; rear free endpaper has a Pro Patria watermark. Size: 193 x 153 mm.|
|Leaf size:||189 x 147 mm.|
|Decoration:||Many woodcuts partially hand-coloured in dull red, some enclosed within a compass-drawn brown ink circle.|