Lascaris, Constantinus: Erotemata [Greek].
With the Latin translation of Johannes Crastonus. Includes: Aldus Manutius: De litteris graecis et dipthongis. Abbreviationes. Pseudo- Pythagoras, Carmina aurea. Pseudo- Phocylides, Poema admonitorium. [All Greek and Latin.]
Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 28 Feb. 1494/95; 8 Mar. 1495.
4to. a-r8 ſ4 A-C8 [D]2.  leaves.
Woodcut initials and borders on a2v and a3r.
ISTC il00068000; Goff L68; BMC V 552; Bod-inc L-041; Ahmanson-Murphy, 1.
The Lascaris has variant colophon dates of 28 Feb. 1494 and 28 Feb. 1495; the remaining tracts are dated 8 Mar. 1495. - ISTC.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.40 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||In this copy gatherings A-C are bound at the front.|
|Variants:||a5r, last line: “... tenuis.” as in BMC IA.24383; B5r, last line reads: “Et ſerua hæc facere quæ odium prohibent.” as in BMC copy IA.24382; ſ4v, colophon date: “.m.cccc.lxxxxiiii” as in BMC IA.24383, not “.m.cccc.lxxxxv” as recorded by Hain (9924*) in some copies.|
|Provenance:||Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 674 “Aldi Manutii Rudimenta Linguae Graecae, cum foliis deauratis, Venet. 1494” in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £5.10.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library; price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Glasgow University Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Y.10.16”.
|Binding:||Scotland, 20th-century fawn morocco; rebound Apr. 1996 [by John Ashman] in Glasgow University Library Conservation Unit (according to binder’s ticket tipped onto rear free endpaper); earlier 18th-century marbled endpapers put back and 18th-century title and date labels put back on spine - but without indication of previous covers; traces of gilt-edging on leaves. Size: 203 x 155 mm.|
|Leaf size:||195 x 148 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in Greek and Latin in 16th/17th-century hands in brown and red ink; occasional underlining; contents list in an 18th-century hand on third front flyleaf.|
|Decoration:||Woodcut border in upper margin of a2v and a3r and woodcut initial “L” on a3r partially washed in green and brown.|