Josephus, Flavius: De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico.
Translated by Rufinus Aquileiensis. Edited by Ludovicus Cendrata.
Verona: Petrus Maufer de Maliferis, 25 Dec. 1480.
Fol. [*2] a10 b8 c6 d-k8 kk8 l-x8 y6 A-C8 D6.  leaves, the third blank.
ISTC ij00484000; Goff J484; BMC VII 951; Bod-inc J-221.
a2 signed “ai”, a3 “aii”, a4 “aiii”, a5 “aiiii”.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-d.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Unidentified painted coat of arms (16th century) on a2r - see Decoration.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Arthur 8 June 1869 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on a1r “8 6 69 Arthur ah/f”; Euing’s pencil inventory number “No 4196” on front pastedown (repeated on a2r); confirmed in Euing's acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||19th-century vellum with fore-edge cover extensions; yellow-edged leaves; title and date tooled in black directly onto the spine; wove endpapers. Size: 291 x 198 mm.|
|Leaf size:||293 x 195 mm.|
|Annotations:||19th-century price in pencil “18/6” on front pastedown along with price codes “y/e” and (?)“P/v/-”.|
|Decoration:||Nine-line initial “Q” on a2r supplied in gold and embellished with interlocking white foliage on a dotted background of blue, green and crimson; similarly decorated initials on a4r, f7r, kk1r, m5r, o1v, p6v, s5v A1r, B7r. In the lower margin of a2r is a green laurel wreath, inside which is a gold shield edged with black on a patterned crimson background; within the shield is the figure of a grey-bearded man wearing a black hat, a knee-length black garment and grey hose, and carrying in his right hand a staff or halberd(?); four lengths of rope (painted in purple/grey) are tied to the wreath and are arranged in loops or knots so as to form a pattern in the lower margin.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the preliminary unsigned gathering of two leaves [*] and the blank leaf a1.|