Josephus, Flavius: De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico.
Translated by Rufinus Aquileiensis. Edited by Hieronymus Squarzaficus.
Venice: Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 23 Oct. 1486.
Fol. a10 b-r8 ſ8 s-x8 y6 A-L8 M6.  leaves (a1, y6, A1, M6 blank).
Collation as BMC, not as Bod-inc.
Goff incorrectly gives Octavianus Scotus as publisher.
ISTC ij00486000; GW M15153; Goff J486; BMC V 415 (IB. 23112); Bod-inc J-223; CIBN J-310; BSB-Ink I-618.
|Shelf-mark:||BD7-b.17 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||a2r, lines 2-4: ‘... IN LATI=||NVM ... PRESBITERVM ... AQVI||LEIENSEM ...’ as BMC, not ‘IN LATI||NVM ... PRESBYTERVM ... AQV||ILEIENSEM ...’ as Sack(Freiburg) 2162.|
|Provenance:||Francisco Malipiede (fl. 1487-1503), notary, Venice: lengthy genealogical notes on the blank leaf M6r including “Anno ... 1487 ... nata est mihi franco malipedi notario plautilla filia mea” and “Anno 1503 ... peperit Ioh[anne]m maria[m] filiu[m] primogenitu[m]”.
Edward Knight (fl. 1857-1874), bookseller, Islington, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Knight 16 Feb. 1857 according to Euing’s pencil note with price code “16. 2. 57”, “ex/-”, “Knt” on verso of front free endpaper, together with an early Euing inventory number in pencil “83” (the latter repeated on a1r).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
|Binding:||Italy(?), 18th-century brown calf covers, red calf spine; green leather title labels on spine; decorative paper endpapers. Size: 316 x 215 mm.|
|Leaf size:||305 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a humanist hand (probably that of Francisco Malipiede); a few other annotations in 16th-century hands; medicinal recipes in Latin (written by Malipiede?) on a1r; prayers in Latin and in Italian in the hand of Malipiede on M6v; nine-letter word square on M6r; 19th-century price “£1.10-” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper.|
|Decoration:||Ten-line initial “H” on a2r supplied in gold and set on a square ground of white-vine decoration defined in blue, purple and green, which extends into the inner margin; a similarly decorated fifteen-line initial “I” on a3r; other initials in quire a are supplied in alternate red and blue (the remainder of the book is undecorated).|