Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades I, III, IV.

Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria.  Add: Lucius Annaeus Florus: Epitome decadum XIV.

[Treviso]:  Michael Manzolus, 31 Oct. 1480.
Fol.   a10 b-f8 g6 h-r8 ſ8 s-x6 y-z8 &888 A-G8 H10 I-L8 M-N6 O8 P6 Q-R8 S6 T8 V-X6 Y8.   [374] leaves (a1, Y8 blank).
ISTC il00242000;  GW M18473;  Goff L242;  BMC VI 890 (IB. 28366);  Bod-inc L-120.

GIP number: L29
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bh9-d.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Blind impressions of several lines of type faintly visible below the colophon on Y6r.
Provenance: Thomas Talbot (17th century):  inscriptions (lightly scored through) on lower margin of a2r “Θωμας Ταλβοτ” (with a related(?) inscription heavily scored through in upper margin of same page).
George Blyth (17th century):  inscription on c4v “Titi Liuij Georgij blithi”.
University of Glasgow:  source unknown, but according to the University of Glasgow Senate minutes of 4 Jan. 1739 (GUA 26639), the quaestor was instructed to purchase a copy of ‘Livij Historia Paris [sic] 1480’;  shelfmark ‘K.8.16’ on University Library book-plate matching entry in A. Arthur, Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis (Glasguae: 1791).
Binding: England, 18th-century sheep;  covers decorated with a triple-fillet border in blind, with a single floral roll running alongside the joints;  spine title in gilt.   Size:  325 x 218 mm.
Leaf size: 310 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in red ink in a 15th/16th-century hand on a2v, with underlining in red on a2r and a2v;  frequent marginal annotations in various 16th/17th-century hands in black and brown ink in books 1 and 2 of the first decade and in books 1-3 of the third decade, and occasional annotations elsewhere;  marginal scribblings in English in a 17th-century hand on b2r;  leaves c5-t1 foliated “1”-“110” with considerable errors.
Decoration: Six-line initial “F” on a2r supplied in blue on a square ground of red pen-work decoration;  other initials supplied throughout in red or blue with small manuscript guide-letters visible;  paragraph marks in red or blue before each book heading.
Imperfections: Wanting y2, y7, D8, Y1, Y7 and the blank leaves a1 and Y8.

Manuscript annotations in Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades