Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae.
Add: Persius Flaccus: Satyrae.
Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 20 Sept. 1475.
Fol. [110 2-118].  leaves (1/1, 11/8 blank).
ISTC ij00636300; GW M15685; BMC IX 139 (IB. 49125).
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1677 in Guillaume de Bure, Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat, 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 57 livres 1 sou; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Au.5.12”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold star at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark. Size: 288 x 211 mm.|
|Leaf size:||282 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious interlinear annotations in an early hand in quire 1; extensive marginal and interlinear annotations (all heavily washed out) in the text of Persius (quires 10 and 11); author’s name on recto of first blank leaf 1/1; very occasional evidence of early signatures.|
|Decoration:||On 1/2r a historiated seven-line initial ‘S’ (the opening initial of book I of Juvenal) is supplied in gold, blue, green, crimson and white, depicting the miracle of S. Nicholas and the resurrection of the three boys; the opening initials of books II-V are supplied in gold on a square ground of blue and crimson embellished with tracery; the opening four-line initial ‘N’ of the text of Persius is supplied in gold; other initials supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks supplied in alternate blue and red; the capital letter of the first word of each line of text is washed in yellow; running book numbers in blue and red in the Juvenal; text of Juvenal enclosed within triple red-ink rules (except for the final three pages).|