Justinus, Marcus Junianus: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias [Italian]. Justino vulgarizato.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, [not before 12] Sept. 1477.
Fol.   a10 b-o8 p10.   [124] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ij00625000;  Goff J625;  BMC V 233;  Bod-inc J-296.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  top corner of first front flyleaf cut off - as in many other Harleian volumes - probably by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, 'Shrewsbury School bindings', p.114);  revised price “1=11=6” written in pencil below the excision;  no. 4757 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 1 (London:  1743).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.1.11”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco;  bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.   On both covers triple fillets form two concentric frames:  within the outer frame is a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13), and within the inner frame is an ornamental roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 1);  both covers have a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, made up of several individual tools (including Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 6 and 7).   The head and foot of the spine are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 3, and the tools used in the spine compartments are Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 1a, 1b, 3, and 16;  the turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2;  marbled endpapers.   Early red-edging of leaves preserved together with early ink title “IVSTINO VVLGARE” written from head to foot on fore-edge.  Size:  301 x 206 mm.
Leaf size: 294 x 194 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations in Latin (mainly extracting keywords) in brown ink in a 15th/16th-century hand from a2r-e7v;  single annotation in Italian in dull red ink in a 17th-century hand on a2v;  partial numbering of books in upper margins from a7v-e5r in the form “L” on verso leaves and roman (occasionally arabic) numerals on recto leaves.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Marginal annotations in Justinus, Marcus Junianus: Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias [Italian]. Justino vulgarizato