Lucretius Carus, Titus: De rerum natura.

Verona:  Paulus Fridenperger, 28 Sept. 1486.
Fol.  a-m8.   [96] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC il00333000;  Goff L333;  BMC VII 953;  Bod-inc L-182.

ISTC imprint is Verona:  Paulus Fridenperger, 28 Sept. 1486; 1 Oct. 1486.
The words “calen. octobris” at the end of the date are probably the remains of an unsuccessful attempt to date the book in the Roman fashion. - BMC. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: As in BMC's first copy (IB. 30764), line 24 of c4r begins with a separate “Q” (Quantum) and line 11 of d7r reads “Capitula h[uius] ſecundi libri.”
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1590 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 159 livres 19 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “At.1.7”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  pink silk bookmark.   Size:  305 x 204 mm.
Leaf size: 298 x 194 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

 

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