Homerus: Batrachomyomachia, with a gloss [Greek].
Venice: Laonicus Cretensis [and Alexander Cretensis], 22 Apr. 1486.
4to. i-iii8.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ih00301000; Goff H301; BMC V 408; Bod-inc H-137; GW 12901.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.23 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 1876 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana' … (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £14.14.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ay.5.23”.
|Binding:||18th-century gold-tooled red morocco; covers decorated with a zig-zag roll border, an ornament at each corner; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; green silk bookmark. Size: 219 x 143 mm.|
|Leaf size:||213 x 136 mm.|
|Annotations:||Askew’s note on front flyleaf: “This Book is so extremely rare that I never saw any other Copy of it, except that of Mons.r de Boze who told me that he gave 650 Livres for it - M.r Smith our Consul at Venice wrote me word that he had purchased a Copy, but that it was imperfect - Lord Oxford offered M.r Mattaire fifty Guineas for this identical Copy.”|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final blank leaf.|