Homerus: Batrachomyomachia [Latin].
Translated by Carolus Marsupinus Aretinus.
[Venice: Printer of Datus, 'Elegantiolae' (H 5969*), ca. 1475]
4to. .  leaves.
ISTC ih00302000; Goff H302; BMC V 583; Bod-inc H-138; GW 12903.
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; 1/1/r, line 25: ‘... om[macron above m]iū poetarū p[macron above p]ſtātiſſi||’ as Bod-inc and BMC (2nd copy) not ‘... oīū poetar[um] p[macron above p]stātissimo’ as BMC (1st copy); 1/8v, line 25: ‘... qum ...’ not ‘... quū ... as BMC.|
|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 morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold star at each corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; 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.|