Ovidius Naso, Publius: Opera.
Edited by Barnabas Celsanus and Bonus Accursius.
Venice: Bernardinus Rizus Novariensis, 1486-87.
Fol. Part I: a-g8 h10 i-m8 n6 o-z8 &8 aa-cc8 dd-ee6.  leaves (a1, i1 blank). Part II: A-R8 S10.  leaves (S10 blank).
Contents: Part I: Heroides, Amores, Ars amandi, De remedio amoris, Ibis, Fasti, Tristia, De Ponto, De pulice, De Philomeno, De medicamine faciei, De nuce, Consolatio ad Liviam. Part II: Metamorphoses; Bonus Accursius: Vita Ovidii.
According to BMC, a reprint of the edition of H. Liechtenstein, Vicenza, 1480, with the suppression of the name of the general editor, Barnabas Celsanus. Part I dated 27 Nov. 1486; part II dated 13 Jan. 1486/87.
ISTC io00134000; GW M28924; Goff O134; BMC V 400 (IB. 22617, IB. 22620); Bod-inc O-044; CIBN O-85; BSB-Ink O-145.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.16 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Part II (Metamorphoses, quires A-S) bound first, as in many other copies.|
|Note:||In this copy S9 of part II is a cancel (stub showing); the text on S9r is without the second colophon as given in the BMC and Polain(B) 2945 transcriptions, is of a different setting of type from that of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek electronic facsimile, and is printed on paper with horizontal chain lines.|
|Provenance:||Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley; from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford (possible owner); see below.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller (possible owner): purchased all the Harleian printed books; top corner of first front flyleaf removed - as in many Harleian volumes - generally by Osborne to remove his earlier price (cf. J.B. Oldham, Shrewsbury School bindings, p.114); no evidence of a revised price adjacent to the excision; possibly no. 826 (binding undescribed) in Osborne’s Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 3 (London: 1744) and no. 636 (binding undescribed) in his Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae, vol. 5 (London: 1745).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “As.2.2”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century calf; covers have a blind-tooled panel design formed from three different rolls and a separate ornament; gold-tooled spine; none of the tools is illustrated in Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’. Size: 315 × 205 mm.|
|Leaf size:||306 x 192 mm.|
|Annotations:||Interlinear annotations, nota marks, manicules, in a 16th-century hand in the early books of part II (Metamorphoses); in the same sections marginal annotations in a different early hand have largely been deliberately washed out; running book numbers “lib. 1-XV” in the Metamorphoses; two-line annotation on A1r in an 18th-century(?) hand “[Caesar?] habet librum, quem cernis amice [scrutatus?] Perlege si mens est non sine amicis eris”; two other (unread) annotations on A1r, both heavily washed out; frequent underlining, nota marks and manicules in the remainder of the text.|
|Decoration:||Ten-line initial “I” on B1r supplied in shades of purple with green and grey foliate decoration and set on a rectangular gold ground, with floral decoration in purple, blue, pink and gold in the inner margin; some initials supplied in brown ink.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves a1 of part I, and S10 of part II.|