Solinus, Gaius Julius: Polyhistor, sive De mirabilibus mundi.

Venice:  Nicolaus Jenson, 1473.
4to.   [1-78 812].   [68] 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.

GIP number: S42
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.
Imperfections: None.


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