Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius: In Somnium Scipionis expositio. Saturnalia.
Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], 29 June 1492.
Fol. a8 b-f6 g6(-g6) χ2 h-o6 p4. , II-XXXXIII, , XXXXIIII-LXXXIX leaves (a1 blank).
Woodcut diagrams; woodcut map on d3r.
‘The last leaf of quire g is cut away, a complete sheet of print being inserted in place of it outside the quiring.’ – BMC.
ISTC im00012000; GW M19707; Goff M12; BMC V 417 (IB. 23151); Bod-inc M-004; CIBN M-9; BSB-Ink M-4.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll K.T. f1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||In this copy the inserted bifolium intended after quire g is wrongly bound as the outer leaves of quire h.|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, Opera philosophica. Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simon de Luere, 5 Oct. 1490 (S22).|
|Provenance:||Constantin von Tischendorf (1815-1874), biblical scholar: his library of over 1,000 volumes purchased after his death for the Free Church College Library, Glasgow.
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856: see above; pencil shelfmark of Trinity College Library “40 B/5” on †1r of first item in volume.
University of Glasgow: Trinity College Library placed on permanent deposit in University of Glasgow Library in 1974 by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
|Binding:||Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Both covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel bordered by two frames. The panel is divided by fillets from corner to corner into four triangles and decorated with a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lys stamp and a stamped scroll (lettering unread); the same stamps decorate the first frame; the outer frame is undecorated; remains of two brass clasps, catch plates on front board; faint traces of a manuscript title on spine; manuscript title ‘SENECA’ on upper edge of text block; front and rear parchment pastedowns are bifolia from a late medieval manuscript whose Latin text, in two columns, relates to the monastic life. Size: 331 × 225 mm.|
|Leaf size:||323 x 218 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal notes in a 16th-century hand.|
|Decoration:||Principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white, or in red with reserved white, or in blue alone; other initials supplied in red throughout; some capital strokes, particularly in the printer’s marginal notes, in the chapter headings and in the running headings; occasional underlining in red in the printer’s marginalia.|