Isocrates: Orationes [Greek]
Edited by Demetrius Chalcondylas.
Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler and Sebastianus de Ponte Tremulo, 24 Jan. 1493.
Fol. α8 β8 γ8 δ10 A-L8 M-V6 Y6 AA-CC6.  leaves, 1, 16 and 34 blank.
Woodcut printer's device.
ISTC ii00210000; Goff I210; BMC VI 767; Bod-inc I-042.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||The later setting of gathering A: A1r, line 4: ‘... χο||ροῖς ...’ as BMC IB. 26855, not ‘... χοροῖς’ as IB. 26857; in gathering B, line 28 of B3r, begins ‘τὸν ...’ as IB. 26856, not ‘τῶν ...’ as IB. 26857; and B6v, line 32 begins ‘μηριδῶν ...’ as IB. 26856, not ‘όμηριδῶν ...’ as IB. 26857. For notes on the variant settings of gathering A and the outer forme of sheet B3 see BMC.|
|Provenance:||William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “As.2.6”.
|Binding:||Italy, 15th/16th-century, an ‘alla greca’ binding (cf. G.D. Hobson, Thirty bindings (London: 1926) plate II) of blind-tooled red goatskin over wooden boards with grooved edges, cut flush with the text-block - the fore-edge however protruding slightly; sewing is on four recessed bands giving a smooth, rounded back (endbands are raised); three brass pegs (two at the fore-edge, one at the foot) remain on the edges of the front board and there is evidence of a now missing peg at the top edge; one double-braided leather strap inserted at the foot of the rear board is all that remains of the fastenings; covers decorated in blind with fillets and two separate stamps to form a design of five concentric rectangles (the third and outer rectangles undecorated); spine decoration of lozenges formed by blind fillets - with a spine title added (at a later date?); red-edged leaves. Size: 295 x 205 mm.|
|Leaf size:||294 x 204 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations and corrections in Greek; occasional “nota” marks and underlining; pages numbered in ink “1” - “209” in an 17th-century(?) hand from γ1r to L7r (even numbers 2-22 omitted); “Isocrates” written in ink on front pastedown.|