Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Opera.
Commentary by [Pseudo-] Helenius Acron, Pomponius Porphyrio. Edited by Ludovicus de Strazarolis and Raphael Regius.
[Treviso: n. pr. for Michael Manzolus, not before 13 Aug. 1481]
Fol. A8 B10 C8 D4 E8 F-G6 a-q8 r6.  leaves.
ISTC ih00451000; Goff H451; BMC V 315; Bod-inc H-203; GW 13457.
Leaves o1 and o2 missigned “mi” and “mii”.
On the place of printing, see P. Scapecchi in 'Studi Trevisani', 2.4 (Dec. 1985), p.23. Assigned in BMC to books printed at Venice for Manzolus, but it 'may well be Trevisan' (BMC V p. xxvi); GW assigns to Venice.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-d.15 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||a2r, lines 1-2: “Acronis Commentatoris Egregii In Quinti Horatii Flacci Venuſini Operæ Expoſitio || Incipit.” as in Bod-inc, not as in in BMC.|
|Provenance:||Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley; from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford: see identification in Mitford sale below (though not found in any of the five volumes of Thomas Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae').
John Mitford (1781-1859), of Benhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, and of Oriel College, Oxford: inscriptions on front free endpaper “Mitford 1808” and “Mitford sale 1859 K/b/”; lot 904 “Horatii Opera omnia, cum Porphyrionis Commento et cum Acronis divertissimi Commentatoris Expositione (cura R. Regii) MS. notes in a co[n]temporary handwriting, the Harleian copy in old russia. s.l. & a. Venetiis, 1491” in 'Catalogue of the ... collection of Greek and Latin classics ... forming the first portion of the library of ... John Mitford' (London: Leigh, Sotheby and John Wilkinson, 1859); sold for £1.5.0 according to the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 475.
Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Knight 30 Jan. 1863 for £1.16.0 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price “30 1 63 Knt. 36/-” together with his inventory number “No 1418” on front pastedown; source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of the two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century diced russia, bound for Lord Harley by Jane Steel. Both covers decorated with a double gold-fillet border and a centre panel formed by a blind floral and fleur-de-lys roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 10, Steel roll 1) with floral ornaments in blind at the outer corners; edges decorated in gold with Steel roll 2; gold-tooled spine, compartments decorated with acorns and other ornaments to form a lozenge shape; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 307 x 214 mm.|
|Leaf size:||297 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal and interlinear annotations in a 16th-century hand in Latin (occasionally in Greek) in gathering a (beginning of Carmina) and in gatherings k-o (Sermones), less frequent elsewhere in the book; occasional “nota” marks and pointing hands; frequent underlining in red ink, less often in brown ink; note on rear flyleaf “post expositione Mediolani imp[re]ssa p[er] Antoniū Zarotū ... M.cccc.Lxxxv. Impe[n]sis Augustin[i] Mariae Conagi”.|
|Decoration:||Five-line initial “M” on A2r supplied in blue with reserved white and set on a square ground of red pen-work decoration; other initials supplied throughout in alternate red and blue; capital strokes supplied in red throughout; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue throughout.|