Solinus, Gaius Julius: Polyhistor, sive De mirabilibus mundi.
Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1473.
4to. [1-78 812].  leaves, 1, 4, and 68 blank.
ISTC is00615000; GW M42828; Goff S615; BMC V 173 (IB. 19670); Bod-inc S-243; CIBN S-302; BSB-Ink S-480.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.13 (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 shelfmark “A.7.23”.
|Binding:||France (?), 18th-century red goatskin; covers decorated with a single gold-fillet border, a small gold ornament at each inner corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; green-edged leaves. Size: 280 x 192 mm.|
|Leaf size:||274 x 182 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent “nota” marks, occasional underlining and on 4/8v (f.32v) a manicule; quires numbered "1"-"8" (numbers cropped).|
|Decoration:||On 1/5r a seven-line initial “C” is supplied in gold on a blue, crimson and green square ground embellished with a white vine decoration and white dots; other initials supplied in alternate blue and red throughout.|