Nonius Marcellus: De proprietate latini sermonis.

Brescia:  [Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia], 17 July 1483.
Fol.   A8 B4 a-c8 d-p6.8 q-r6 ſ6.   [12], I-CXXVI leaves (A1 blank).   Leaf A2 signed “A”, A3 “Aii”, A4 “Aiii”.
ISTC in00268000;  GW M27222;  Goff N268;  C 4436;  Bod-inc N-124;  BSB-Ink N-217.

For transcriptions see Copinger;  but his collation is incorrect.

GIP number: N17
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Quire B in this copy is signed, unlike the copies described at Bod-inc N-124 and BSB-Ink N217.
Bound with: The first of three incunabula bound together;  bound with:  (2) Varro, Marcus Terentius, De lingua latina.  Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia and Miniatus Delsera, 16 June 1483 (V13/1);  (3) Festus, Sextus Pompeius, De verborum significatione.  Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 18 June 1483 (F6/1).
Provenance: Strassburg, Collegiate Church of New S. Peter, consecrated in 1050, taken over by the Lutherans in 1561:  inscription on A2r “Collegii S. Petri junioris Argentinae”.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 684 in his Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 5 (London:  1745);  Osborne’s price “£2.2.0” in pencil on front flyleaf (without Osborne’s usual excision of the top right-hand corner).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.2.6”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin;  bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.   On both covers double fillets form a frame, within which are two rolls, the first is a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13) and the second is an ornamental roll (Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 5).   The head and foot of the spine are decorated with a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13), and the spine compartments are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman no. 7, and with three other tools unrecorded by Nixon;  the turn-ins are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’ pl. 14, Chapman roll 2;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  314 x 220 mm.
Leaf size: 303 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Frequent underlining and occasional nota marks in red ink in an early hand in quires a-c;  three-line annotation in brown ink in a 16th-century hand on upper margin of ſ4r relating to colours in the chapter “De genere vel colore vestimentorum”;  “No 48” in ink in an 18th-century hand on front flyleaf.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Monastic ownership inscription in Nonius Marcellus: De proprietate latini sermonis