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.   [166] 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.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript contents listing in Lascaris, Constantinus: Erotemata [Greek]