Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Opera philosophica. Epistolae.
Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simon de Luere, 5 Oct. 1490.
Fol. †2 a-r8 s-t6 A-G8 H10. , i-cxlvii, I-LXV,  leaves, the last blank (leaf XXXIII misnumbered XXXII).
ISTC is00370000; GW M41242; Goff S370; BMC V 464 (IB. 23425); Bod-inc S-155; BSB-Ink S-267
Two copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 2 held by the Mitchell Library
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll K.T. f1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius, In Somnium Scipionis expositio. Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis], 29 June 1492.|
|Provenance:||Constantin von Tischendorf (1815-1874), biblical scholar: his library of 1,000 or so volumes purchased after his death for the Free Church College Library, Glasgow.
Free Church College Library, Glasgow (later Trinity College Library), founded 1856: see above; pencil shelfmark of Trinity College Library “40 B/5” on †1r.
University of Glasgow: Trinity College Library placed on permanent deposit in University of Glasgow Library in 1974 by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
|Binding:||Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Both covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel bordered by two frames. The panel is divided by fillets from corner to corner into four triangles and decorated with a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lys stamp and a stamped scroll (lettering unread); the same stamps decorate the first frame; the outer frame is undecorated; remains of two brass clasps, catch plates on front board; faint traces of a manuscript title on spine; manuscript title ‘SENECA’ on upper edge of text block; front and rear parchment pastedowns are bifolia from a late medieval manuscript whose Latin text, in two columns, relates to the monastic life. Size: 331 × 225 mm.|
|Leaf size:||323 x 218 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in Latin in several 16th-century hands, with one early marginal note in German on h4v.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red throughout; some capital strokes and paragraph marks in red, particularly in the table of Rubricae, in the chapter headings and in the running headings.|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Diogenes Laertius, Vitae et sententiae philosophorum. Venice: Peregrinus de Pasqualibus, Bononiensis, 19 July 1493.|
|Provenance:||Giuliano Guizzelmi (1446-1518), of Prato, jurist and historian: inscription on H9v “Deo Gr[ati]as Amen Lectitauj et finiuj in Burgo S[anc]ti Sepulchrij Die .v. Maij .Mxdiiij. die Lunę hora .xvij. Deo Gr[ati]as Amen. Ego Iulianus Ghuzelmus pratensis vtriusq[ue] Iuris Doctor Minimus Gloria in Excelsis Deo ...”
Cosmas Matthaeus de Bartolis (16th century): partially read inscription on [*1r] (title-page) “Cosmę mattheij d[e] Bartolis Modo e[st] con[ven]tus s[anc]ti D[omin]ici [...] ad usu[m] f[rat]ris Romualdj d[e] [...] filij eiusdem con[ven]tus”.
Frater Romualdus (16th century): see above.
Robert Trail (fl. 1818): inscription on front free endpaper “A present from my nephew Robert Trail of Lisburn 11 May 1818. Robert Trail No 42”.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate inscribed “A Donation from William Euing Esq”.
|Binding:||19th century; half dark brown calf, decorated green paper-covered pasteboards. Size: 321 x 217 mm.|
|Leaf size:||310 x 210 mm.|
|Annotations:||Copious marginal annotations (mainly keywords) by Giuliano Guizzelmi, who has also supplied catchwords written at right angles to the text in the lower margin of the final page of each gathering, pointing hands and “nota” marks; 19th-century numbers “2004” in ink and “S121” in pencil on front pastedown; 19th-century number 13(?)/25 in ink on rear pastedown.|
|Imperfections:||l5-8 excised (stubs showing).|