Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae.

Add:  Persius Flaccus:  Satyrae.

Louvain:  Johannes de Westfalia, 20 Sept. 1475.
Fol.   [110 2-118].   [90] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC ij00636300;  BMC IX 139.

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 morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, 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 gathering 1;  extensive marginal and interlinear annotations (all heavily washed out) in the text of Persius (gatherings 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 St Nicholas and the resurrection of the three boys;  the opening initials of books II to 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.

 

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