Psalterium [Greek].

Edited by Justinus Decadyus.

Venice:  Aldus Manutius, Romanus, [not after 1 Oct. 1498]
4to.   α-θ8 ι6 κ-ν8 ο-υ8.   [150] leaves.
Woodcut initials and borders.
ISTC ip01033000;  Goff P1033;  BMC V 563;  Bod-inc P-493;  Ahmanson-Murphy 29.

Included in Aldus's list of books of 1 Oct. 1498 (BSB-Ink).   Dated by Goff as [ca. 1496-98] and by Bod-inc as [ca. 1496 - before Oct. 1498].

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bc.2.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmarks “As.9.8” and “O.6.4”.
Binding: 18th-century mottled calf;  gold-tooled spine, rebacked;  sprinkled red-edged leaves.   Size:  202 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 194 x 137 mm.
Annotations: At the head of ι1r a line of text has been omitted;  in this copy it has been supplied in pen-and-ink, probably in the printer’s office - as in the three copies described by BMC and copy 1 of Bod-inc.   A line of text has also dropped out at the head of ρ1r and this too has been supplied in pen-and-ink at the foot of π8v.   On front free endpaper an 18th-century price “2- -” and on rear pastedown “aaa”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


First Page of Main Text from a Greek Psalterium