Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades.

Edited by Marcus Antonius Sabellicus.

Venice:  Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 20 June 1498.
Fol.   a-b8 c4 d-m8 n-o6 A-I8 K10 aa-hh8.   [20], 229, [1] leaves, the final leaf blank.   Leaves 60, 78, and 162-163 misnumbered 50, 84, and 192-193.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC il00248000;  Goff L248;  Polain(B) 2500;  Bod-inc L-125.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bn8-d.2 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Leaf a7 misbound at the end of gathering b, leaf i8 misbound at the end of gathering l.
Bound with: The first of two items bound together.   Bound with:  Homerus, Ilias.  Venice:  Joannes Tacuinus, de Tridino, 25 Feb. 1502/3.
Provenance: Walter Ogilvie (b. ca. 1460?), author of a panegyric on Henry VII:  on A1r “Liber M[a]g[ist]rj Gualterj Ogiluij ...”;  on aa1r “Gualterus Ogiluius faustin[us] veritat[is] homo Amicissim[us] eiusq[ue] o[mn]ib[us] exhibende p[ro]mptissim[us] vtriusq[ue] fortune [con]temptor no[n] instrenuus ... [remainder cropped]”;  a similar inscription (also cropped) on c4v;  on d1r in the same hand “solus sapiens diues”;  a more complete provenance inscription appears on the title-page of the second item in this volume:  “Gwalterus Ogilui[us] faustin[us] verita[is] hom[o] Amicissim[us] eiusq[ue] o[mn]ib[us] sua p[ro] virili exhibe[n]d[e] p[ro]mptissim[us] vtriusq[e] fortune contemptor no[n] instrenuus bonor[um] o[mn]i[um] ac doctor[um] cultor ama[n]tissim[us]” - see Durkan & Ross, p. 134.
Andrew Rosse (d. 1751), Professor of Humanity, University of Glasgow (1706-1735):  inscription on front pastedown “Ex Libris Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Ex Dono M. Andreae Rosse Human: Liter: Profess:” and a similar (damaged) inscription on a2r.
University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “BR.f2.n[2]” in margin of a2r, altered to “BS.f2.n2” matching a shelfmark on front pastedown and also the entry in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' (University of Glasogw, MS Gen. 1313);  mid 18th-century University Library shelfmark “X.f6.n.5” on front pastedown;  a later 18th-century shelfmark “T.1.28” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Late 17th/early 18th-century blind-tooled panelled calf;  rebacked in morocco in 20th century with oval gilt stamp of Glasgow College Library at foot of spine;  new flyleaves added and original rear pastedown overlaid;  sprinkled red and blue-edged leaves.   Size:  296 x 213 mm.
Leaf size: 282 x 195 mm.
Annotations: Occasional 16th-century marginal annotations in Latin, pointing hands and underlining;  early marginal numbering of chapters in the third Decade (A4r-D2r);  18th-century marginal annotation in Latin on m7r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting a1, a8 and the blank leaf hh8.

 

Inscription of Walter Ogilvie in Livius, Titus: Historiae Romanae decades