Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Opera.

Milan:  Philippus de Lavagnia, 16 Feb. 1476.
4to.   A-G8 H6 I-Q8.   [126] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ih00441000;  Goff H441;  BMC VI 703;  Bod-inc H-199;  GW 13452.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1624 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 126 livres 13 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmarks “Ab.6.24” and “W.2.6”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  blue silk bookmark.   Size:  274 x 200 mm.
Leaf size: 267 x 188 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf A1;  some printed signatures (which are placed well below the text in the outer corner of the page) cropped.

 

Opening page of text from Quintus Horatius Flaccus' 'Opera'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.8.