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

[Paris]:  Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii), [ca. 1475]
4to.   [14 2-510 612 7-1010 1112].   [108] leaves.
ISTC is00617000; GW M42820; Goff S617; BMC VIII 15 (IA. 39222); Bod-inc S-245; CIBN S-303.

The Library of Congress copy has MS date 1476;  CIBN dates to ca. 1474-5.

GIP number: S44
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.17 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 2/1r (f. 5r), lines 3-5:  "...  MVN/DI MIRABILIBVS LIBER ; / [C]Vm et aurium clemētia et optimarū", not “MVN=/DI MIRABILIBvS LIBER; / [C]vm et auriū clementia et optimarum' as BMC;  9/5r (f. 81r), line 1: uncorrected "ste potestas ...” - not the corrected version "est potestas ..." cf. BN cat. des incun. S-303.
Provenance: Henricus Nivellanus (15th/16th century):  inscription on 11/12v (f. 108v) “Henricus niuellanus”.
Robert Hoblyn (1710-1756), politician:  'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana' (Londini: 1769), p. 343;  Hoblyn sale, 2 Mar. 1778 onwards;  lot 4738 ("Solinus. s.l. s.a. edit. perantiq.") in 'Bibliotheca Hoblyniana ...' (London: Baker & Leigh, 1778);  with Hoblyn’s acquisition note on verso of front free endpaper “38d (ῶ) 1745/6” and his shelfmark “Q11-33” (the latter preceded on a separate line by the letter “D” which has been scored through).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Hoblyn sale for £1.1.0 according to the annotated BL copy of the Hoblyn sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 11(4).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Af.10.32”.
Binding: 18th-century calf, tooled to a two-panel design;  the outer frame formed by a double gold fillet, the inner frame formed from a triple gold fillet bordered by a blind roll with a floral ornament in gilt at the outer corners;  marbled endpapers;  rebacked.  Size: 197 x 133 mm.
Leaf size: 190 x 127 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand in quire 2;  sample letters of the alphabet in red ink in an early hand on 11/12v (f. 108v).
Decoration: Some initials at the beginning of chapters supplied in brown ink in an early hand.
Imperfections: Wanting the first quire.


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