Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus: Pharsalia.
Parma: Deiphoebus de Oliveriis, 22 May 1483.
Fol. a-n8 o6.  leaves (a1 blank).
ISTC il00300000; GW M18848; Goff L300; BMC VII 943 (IB. 30323); Bod-inc L-157; CIBN L-235.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-d.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Carlo Bocca (19th century), bookseller, Turin: bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown “Se vend chez Charles Bocca Libraire, rue neuve, N.o 5, Turin.”
Joseph Lilly (1804-1870), bookseller, 19 King St., Covent Garden, London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Lilly 10 Nov. 1863 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price on front pastedown “10 11 63 Lilly £2.12.6” and with his inventory number “No 1587” on a2r (a superseded Euing inventory number “89” appears on front pastedown and on a front flyleaf); source confirmed in Euing’s acquisition inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||19th-century buff paper-covered boards, calf spine; front and rear flyleaves have watermark of a fleur-de-lys with the initials “E D P M” below. Size: 296 x 200 mm.|
|Leaf size:||287 x 192 mm.|
|Annotations:||Extensive marginal and interlinear annotations in various humanist hands in books I, II, IV and V; occasional manicules.|
|Decoration:||Five-line initial “B” on a2r supplied in purple with blue and green infill and set on a square ground of dull gold edged with black, with floral decoration in red, green, purple and dull gold extending into the margin; other initials supplied in red or in red with black pen-work embellishment.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf a1.|