Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae.

Add:  Persius Flaccus:  Satyrae.

Louvain:  Johannes de Westfalia, 20 Sept. 1475.
Fol.   [110 2-118].   [90] leaves (1/1, 11/8 blank).
ISTC ij00636300;  GW M15685;  BMC IX 139 (IB. 49125).

GIP number: J38
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).
Imperfections: None.


Historiated initial in Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae