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.   [278] 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.

GIP number: J29
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).
Imperfections: None.

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