Sidonius Apollinaris: Epistolae et carmina.

Add:  Decimus Magnus Ausonius:  Caesares, 1-3, Monosticha.

[Utrecht:  Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, not after 1474]
Fol.   [1-1010 11-148.10 1510 166].   [152] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00493000; GW M41999; Goff S493; BMC IX 7 (IB. 47049); Bod-inc S-194; CIBN S-249; BSB-Ink S-377.

GIP number: S36
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Bn6-c.5 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 7/2r (f. 62r), line 2:  “... quos iam regi ...” as in BMC’s first copy (IB.47049), not “... quos iā regi ...” as in BMC’s second copy (IB.47049a).
Provenance: Guillaume Prousteau (1626-1715) jurist, of Orléans:  ‘hic lib[er] fuit Guil[lemi] Prousteau Antecess[oris] Aurel[ianensis] nunc est usus studios[orum] o[mn]ium’ on 1/2r;  see also Binding.
University of Glasgow:  acquired by the University Library before 1791;  shelfmark “BN.4.2” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791).
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf (heavily worn);  covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel within an undecorated frame;  the panel is divided diagonally by double fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, each containing a fringed foliage tool;  pierced holes on remains of outer edge of front cover are evidence of some form of fastening (now lost);  gilt initials ‘G’ and ‘P’ added onto front and rear covers respectively in 17th/early 18th century.  Binding and contents restored by Anthony Gardner, Jan. 1966;  rebound in goatskin over new oak boards with original covers feathered on;  binder’s note on new rear free endpaper.   Size: 300 × 206 mm.
Leaf size: 287 x 202 mm.
Annotations: Title ‘Epistole sidonj’ in an early hand on 1/1r;  brief 15th-century note on the author in faded ink on 1/1v ‘Sidonius e[pisco]pus Aruernor[um] ... temporibus Zenonis Augusti. Anno d[omi]ni cccclxxx’;  note of purchase ‘emt[us] An[n]o d[omi]ni 1529 2s[olidis]’;  frequent underlining and interlinear corrections of text and punctuation in the first half of the book;  several early marginal annotations in Latin (one in Greek);  extensive 16th-century annotation in Latin on 16/6v (f. 152v) continuing onto surviving portion of what was the original rear pastedown;  partial foliation (erroneous) in brown ink in an early hand;  running book numbers ‘1-9’ of the Epistolae on most rectos.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Binding stamped with initials of Guillaume Prousteau from Sidonius Apollinaris: Epistolae et carmina