Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: Opera.

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[Venice]:  Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.
Fol.   [1-212 310 4-228 2312].   [198] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC il00005000;  Goff L5;  BMC V 160;  Bod-inc L-006.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Unlike some copies (e.g. München BSB, Paris BN, Genova Durazzo), this copy does not contain an additional gathering of eight leaves with the extract of the Epitome divinarum institutionum, as described by Hain (9810*).
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 221 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 33 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ar.2.4”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  320 x 219 mm.
Leaf size: 310 x 204 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations (mainly extracting keywords) in Latin in an early hand (mostly washed out and cropped);  occasional pointing hands, underlining and “nota” marks;  running book numbers “I”-“VII” supplied in either brown or red ink on rectos from 2/2 (f. 14) to 20/4 (f. 166).  “.YHS.” in red ink in top margin of 1/2r.
Decoration: Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  final line “Dominus Iesu Gratias.” on 23/7v (f. 193v) framed in red pen-work.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

 

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