Lucretius Carus, Titus: De rerum natura.

Verona:  Paulus Fridenperger, 28 Sept. 1486.
Fol.  a-m8.   [96] 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). 

GIP number: L38
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.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaves a1 and m8.


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