Nonius Marcellus: De proprietate latini sermonis.

Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 1478.
Fol.   A6 a6 b-q8 r6 ſ6.  [13], II-CXXXII leaves (b1 blank).
ISTC in00266000;  GW M27224;  Goff N266;  BMC V 261 (IB. 24847);  Bod-inc N-122;  CIBN N-155 (I);  BSB-Ink N-215.
Note:  Also known as De compendiosa doctrina.

GIP number: N16
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.  Bound with:  Festus, Sextus Pompeius, De verborum significatione.  [Venice:  Printer of Pomponius Mela, ca. 1478] (F5).  The two perhaps issued together - cf. CIBN N-155.
Provenance: Robert Hoblyn (1710-1756), politician:  Hoblyn’s acquisition note ‘19s(α/1744/5 St(?)’ on front free endpaper and his shelfmark ‘X5-15’;  Bibliotheca Hoblyniana (Londini: 1769), p. 195;  lot 4379 in sale Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ... (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1778).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £2.4.0 according to the annotated British Library copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.5.6”.
Binding: 18th-century calf, tooled to a two-panel design;  the centre panel formed from a triple gold fillet and a blind roll with a floral ornament in gilt at each outer corner;  gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers;  early manuscript title ‘Nonius Marcellus’ on lower edge of text block.  Size: 298 × 209 mm.
Leaf size: 288 x 199 mm.
Annotations: Printed guide-letter “f” on r6r corrected in manuscript in an early hand to “C”;  two small ink circles (or possibly letters “O”), one in the upper, the other in the lower margin of leaf A2r;  leaf A1 has been mounted onto a blank sheet of paper so that various inscriptions in ink on A1r are largely illegible – though still visible, in a humanist hand, is a title “Nonius Marcellus” together with the beginning of an ownership inscription “Ioannis [remainder heavily deleted]” and also visible is the word “Duplicate” in an 18th-century hand;  letter "D" in an 18th-century hand on front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf b1.

Corrected guide-letter in Nonius Marcellus: De proprietate latini sermonis