Hyginus, C. Julius: Poetica astronomica.

Edited by Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter.

Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 Oct. 1482.
4to. a-f8 g10. [58] leaves, the first blank.
a3 signed “b3”; d3 signed “c3”.
Woodcuts and woodcut initials.
ISTC ih00560000; GW 13678; Goff H560; BMC V 286; Bod-inc H-251.

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 Helbronnenſis Lectori 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, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), 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, 10th baronet, (1866-1956), 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 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.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Many woodcuts partially hand-coloured in dull red; some woodcuts enclosed within a compass-drawn brown ink circle.
Imperfections: None.

Coloured woodcut illustration in Hyginus, C. Julius: Poetica astronomica