Nonius Marcellus: De proprietate latini sermonis.
Venice: [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 1478.
Fol. A6 a6 b-q8 r6 ſ6. , 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.
|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.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf b1.|