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].  leaves.
ISTC is00616000; GW M42824; Goff S616; BMC IV 59 (IA. 17772); Bod-inc S-244; CIBN S-304; BSB-Ink S-481.
|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.|