Lucretius Carus, Titus: De rerum natura.
Verona: Paulus Fridenperger, 28 Sept. 1486.
Fol. a-m8.  leaves (a1, m8 blank).
ISTC il00333000; GW M19142; Goff L333; BMC VII 953 (IB. 30764); Bod-inc L-182; CIBN L-256.
ISTC imprint is Verona: Paulus Fridenperger, 28 Sept. 1486; 1 Oct. 1486.
The words “calen. octobris” at the end of the date are probably the remains of an unsuccessful attempt to date the book in the Roman fashion (BMC).
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||As in BMC's first copy (IB. 30764), line 24 of c4r begins with a separate “Q” (Quantum) and line 11 of d7r reads “Capitula h9 ſecundi libri.”|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1590 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 159 livres 19 sous; see Dessain-Hunter correspondence (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.1.7”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin; covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; pink silk bookmark. Size: 305 x 204 mm.|
|Leaf size:||298 x 194 mm.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves a1 and m8.|