Edited by Benedictus Brognolus.
[Venice: Vindelinus de Spira], 1470.
Fol. [1-410 5-78 8-1010 11-1212 1310 14-158 16-2110 228 236 (23/4+1) 24-258 264 27-2810 298 3010].  leaves, the first blank.
Illuminated woodcut initials - see F.R. Goff, ‘Illuminated woodcut borders and initials in early Venetian books (1469-1475)’, Gutenberg Jahrbuch (1962) pp. 380-389.
ISTC ip00960000; GW M35404; Goff P960; BMC V 156 (IB. 19522); Bod-inc P-449; CIBN P-592.
Contents: De octo partibus orationis; De constructione; De duodecim carminibus; De numeris; De ponderibus et mensuris; De versibus comicis; De declinationibus. Add: [Pseudo-] Priscianus: De accentibus. [Pseudo-] Hermogenes: De praeexercitamentis rhetorices. Rufinus Antiochensis: De metris comicis; De litteraturis; De compositione et metris oratorum. Dionysius Periegetes: De situ orbis. Translated by Priscianus.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.14 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||This copy collates as BMC, not as Bod-inc.|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1394 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 123 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aw.1.5”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark. Size: 318 x 231 mm.|
|Leaf size:||309 x 218 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional pages with marginal annotations in a humanist hand (mainly extracting keywords) - some washed out; spaces for Greek words filled-in in manuscript in quires 1 and 2 - thereafter spaces left blank; early manuscript signatures (some cropped by binder).|
|Decoration:||Seven-line woodcut initial “C” decorated in gold on 1/2r and embellished with white vine decoration defined in crimson, green and blue with white dots, the decoration extending into the inner and upper margins; fourteen other similarly decorated woodcut initials (though not all with marginal extensions); smaller initials added in red or blue throughout; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue throughout.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|