Phalaris [pseudo-]: Epistolae [Latin].

Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus (Aretinus).

Florence:  Antonius Francisci, Venetus, [1487]
4to.   a-e8 (biii missigned “biiii”).   [40] leaves.
ISTC ip00561000; GW M32847; Goff P561; BMC VI 678 (IA. 27679); Bod-inc P-251; CIBN P-295.

GIP number: P40
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.24 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printed on parchment;  see Joseph van Praet, 'Catalogue de livres imprimés sur vélin, qui se trouvent dans les bibliothèques tant publiques que particulières', 4 vols(Paris: 1824-8), II, p. 254, no. 547.
Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.: lot 44, p. 239 (8 May 1755) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London: 1754);  sold to Anthony Askew for £1.1.0 according to the copy of the Mead sale catalogue annotated with prices and partially with buyers' names in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 2586 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £5.18.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library;  price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Glasgow University Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.6.8”.
Binding: 18th-century red goatskin, decorated with a single gold fillet;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  207 x 142 mm.
Leaf size: 199 x 134 mm.
Annotations: Single annotation in an early hand in lower margin of a7v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Manuscript annotation in Epistolae