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

[Rome:  Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia?, ca. 1474-75]
4to & 8vo.   [14 2-910 10-118 12-1310].   [120] leaves.
ISTC is00616000; GW M42824; Goff S616; BMC IV 59 (IA. 17772); Bod-inc S-244; CIBN S-304; BSB-Ink S-481.

GIP number: S43
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: Setting of heading on 2/1r (f. 5r) conforms to BMC transcription, and not to variant setting as described in Bod-inc S-244.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Note: As in the two BMC copies, the second and third sheets of quire 11 are quarto;  the outer sheet of quire 1 is octavo as in copy 1 of BMC, not quarto as in copy 2.
Note: In quire 10 a duplicate of 10/2 (f. 86) has been bound in (with stub showing);  duplicates of leaves 3/2 (f. 16) and 3/9 (f. 23), both trimmed of their margins, are loosely inserted in quire 3.
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 “Af.10.34”.
Binding: 18th-century brown calf covers decorated with a gold-tooled border formed by a roll and separate ornament;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  198 x 148 mm.
Leaf size: 192 x 140 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations (many washed out) in a 16th-century hand - mainly extracting keywords;  many chapter numbers added in margins in roman numerals.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Variant reading in Solinus, Gaius Julius: Polyhistor, sive De mirabilibus mundi