Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus: Pharsalia.

[Verona:  Giovanni and Alberto Alvise, 1478-79]
Fol.   [*4] a-n8 o-p6.   [120] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC il00298000;  Goff L298;  BMC VII 950;  Bod-inc L-156

Date taken from ISTC;  CIBN (L-233) dates ca. 1479;  Bod-inc dates ca. 1479-80.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.28 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: The last words of lines 3, 13, and 36 of d1r are printed “mundi”, “gelo─ź.”, and “mineuræ.” respectively - as in copies IB 30728 and IB 30726 of BMC VII 950.
Provenance: John Savage (1673-1747), scholar and Church of England clergyman:  lot 330 (“Lucan Phars. sl. sa.”) in A catalogue of the libraries ... of the late John Savage, D.D. vicar of Clothal, Hertfordshire ... and of the late Savage Tyndall, D.D. vicar of Barking in Essex (London:  Samuel Baker, 1763).
Savage Tyndall (ordained 1734, rector of Elmley, near Sittingbourne, 1751), Church of England clergyman:  see above.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Savage & Tyndall sale for £0.7.6 according to the British Library annotated copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S.3*(8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “J.4.2”.
Binding: England, 18th-century, blind-tooled panelled calf;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  265 x 180 mm.
Leaf size: 257 x 172 mm.
Annotations: Occasional underlining, “nota” marks and pointing hands.
Decoration: Initials "C", "B" and "Q" added in ink on a1r.
Imperfections: Wanting gathering [*] and the final blank leaf.


Variant reading of text in Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus: Pharsalia