Nonius Marcellus: De proprietate latini sermonis.

Venice:  [Printer of Pomponius Mela], 1478.
Fol.   A6 a6 b-q8 r6 ſ6.  [13], II-CXXXII leaves, leaf [13] i.e.b1 blank.
ISTC in00266000;  Goff N266;  BMC V 261;  Bod-inc N-122.

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].  The two perhaps issued together - cf. CIBN N-155.
Provenance: Robert Hoblyn, (1710-1756), politician:  Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards;  lot 4379 in 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ...' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1778);  with Hoblyn’s acquisition note “19s(α/1744/5 St(?)” written on verso of front free endpaper and his shelfmark “X5-15”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £2.4.0 according to the annotated BL 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 outer frame formed by a triple gold fillet, the inner frame 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 x 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 (leaf [13]).

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