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].   [96] 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.

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