Juvenalis, Decimus Junius: Satyrae.
Commentary by Domitius Calderinus. Add: Domitius Calderinus: Defensio adversus Brotheum.
Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 24 Apr. 1475.
4to. [1-210 3-98 10-1110].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ij00642000; Goff J642; BMC V 214; Bod-inc J-304.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.25 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||1/4r, line 3: “ATyrarum genera duo ...” as in copy 1 of Bod-inc not as in copy 2 “ATyrar[um] genera duo ...”.|
|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 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); no. 4008 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 1 (London: 1743).
Anonymous auction sale: lot 985 in 'A catalogue of a scarce collection of books, in English, French and Italian, being part of a well known library' (London: Baker & Leigh, 29 April [1771?]).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the above anonymous auction for £3.15.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 12(2).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Z.7.17”.
|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 15a and 15b). The head and foot of the spine are decorated with Chapman roll 2 (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14), and the tools used in the spine compartments include Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman nos 1a, 1b, and 9; the turn-ins are decorated with Chapman roll 2; marbled endpapers; rear flyleaves have a Pro Patria watermark. Size: 284 x 202 mm.|
|Leaf size:||276 x 195 mm.|
|Annotations:||Interlinear annotations and corrections in a 16th-century hand in the text (not the commentary) in gatherings 1-3; traces of early manuscript signatures; pointing hands on 11/10r (f. 96r); motto taken from Ovid “passibus ambiguis fortuna” on 11/10v (f. 96v) together with concentric circles drawn in ink using a compass and an outline drawing of a head(?).|
|Decoration:||Seven-line initial “S” on 1/4r supplied in blue; four-line initial “S” on 1/4v supplied in gold and embellished with white vine decoration defined in crimson and green on a blue background.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|