Priscianus: Opera.

Edited by Benedictus Brognolus.

Venice:  [Jacobus de Fivizzano, Lunensis], for Marcus de Comitibus and Gerardus Alexandrinus, 1476.
Fol.   a-n10 o-y8 aa-ii8 kk-oo10 pp-qq8 rr10.   [350] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ip00965000; GW M35384; Goff P965; BMC V 242 (IB. 20463); Bod-inc P-454; CIBN P-597.

GIP number: P89
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.9 (see main library entry for this item)
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.
Provenance:  Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1395 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 39 livres 19 sous;  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 “B.7.15”.
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:  288 x 205 mm.
Leaf size: 279 x 192 mm.
Annotations: 18th-century shelfmark “Q.2.” in ink on a2r.
Decoration: Seven-line initial “C” on a2r supplied in blue with white tracery on a square gold ground, the body of the initial filled with entwined branches and leaves in purple and blue;  principal initials supplied in blue and gold with red and blue pen-work embellishment;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied in blue or red;  running book numbers “I”-“XVIII” in red and blue up to quire kk.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Colophon and illuminated initial in Priscianus: Opera