Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata.

Edited by Georgius Merula.

Venice:  Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1475.
Fol.   a-r10.   [170] leaves (r10 blank).
ISTC im00300000;  GW M21274;  Goff M300;  BMC V 231 (IB. 20242);  Bod-inc M-116;  CIBN M-162;  BSB-Ink M-194.

GIP number: M18
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Quire h appears to be signed correctly as “h”, rather than “b”, and the two lines beginning “Raphael zouenzonius ...” between the end of the text and the colophon have not been suppressed - see CIBN M-162.
Provenance: Louis-Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1674 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 61 livres 1 sou;  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 “Ad.9.15”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with a triple gold-fillet border, a gold six-pointed star at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  270 x 192 mm.
Leaf size: 263 x 184 mm.
Annotations: Occasional early marginal annotations (mostly erased);  occasional nota marks and underlining;  running book numbers “Liber secundus” to “Liber Quintusdecimus” in a 16th-century hand;  epigrams numbered in margin “1”-“28” and “1”-“162” in a later hand, stopping at c5v;  partially read motto(?) in a 16th-century hand on a1r “Dulcia vita [...]”;  annotation “35 ab Inu[en]ta Imprimendi arte” added after colophon date.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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