Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: Institutiones oratoriae.

Commentary by Laurentius Valla, Pomponius Laetus, and Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.

Venice:  Peregrinus de Pasqualibus, Bononiensis, 18 Aug. 1494.
Fol.   a8 b6 c-e8 f-h6 i8 II10 k6 l8 m6 n-q8 r6 s8 t-u6 x-z8 &6 A8 B-I6 K10.   [248] leaves, the last blank. Woodcut diagrams;  woodcut printer's device.
ISTC iq00030000; GW M36823; Goff Q30; BMC V 393 (IB. 22295), XII 28 (IB. 22296); Bod-inc Q-017; BSB-Ink Q-17.

GIP number: Q5
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bk7-e.11 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant:  i1r, line 4:  “... quæſitum || eſt ...”;  B1r, line 1:  “dianæ locutioni ...”;  B2r, line 1:  “legãs & egẽs ...” (cf. the two variant copies described at Bod-inc Q-017).
Provenance: Alexander Rowatt (possibly Alexander Rowatt, M.A. Glasgow, 1587, Church of Scotland minister, d. 1644 – see H. Scott, 'Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae ... New ed.', vol. 3 (1920) p. 373):  signature on a1r “Alexri Rowatt”.
John Barry (fl. 1778), bookseller, Glasgow:  pasted onto new front pastedown a slip of paper (preserved from former front pastedown or flyleaf) with the annotation “Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis Hunc Librum Donavit Ioannes Barry Bibliopola Dec.ris 15. 1778.”
University of Glasgow:  shelfmark “CR.1.4” on University Library bookplate on front pastedown matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: Germany(?), 16th-century blind-tooled calf (heavily worn and damaged) over wooden boards;  each cover has a central panel formed by fillets, within which a repeated vine-like tool with tendrils (Rautengerank) forms characteristic pointed oval shapes, each filled with a separate fringed foliage tool (the latter also stamped outside the frame of the panel);  no surviving evidence of clasps;  boards repaired and recovered with brown goatskin, remains of original calf covers feathered on;  note by binder (Fiona Anderson, June 1981) mounted on rear pastedown.  Size:  323 x 216 mm.
Leaf size: 313 x 195 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand, together with some underlining.
Decoration: Principal initials supplied in red and blue with reserved white;  other initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf;  lower half of a2 missing (leaf repaired).


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