Statius, Publius Papinius: Opera, et al.

Venice:  Jacobus de Paganinis, 24 Dec. 1490.
Fol.   a-o8 p6 q4 A8 B-C6 D-G8 H-N6.   [210] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC is00692000; GW M43271; Goff S692; BMC V 456 (IB. 23305), XII 32 (IB. 23305b); Bod-inc S-287; CIBN S-377.

Contents:  Thebais;  commentary by Lactantius Placidus.   Achilleis;  commentary by Franciscus Mataratius.   Silvae;  commentary by Domitius Calderinus.   Add:  Vita Papinii.   [Pseudo-] Publius Ovidius Naso:  Sappho;  commentary by Domitius Calderinus.   Domitius Calderinus:  Elucubratio in quaedam Propertii loca;  Ex libro tertio Observationum.

GIP number: S50
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Ebenezer Brown (d.1828), M.D., Inspector General of Hospitals:  his signature on front pastedown;  presented to the Hunterian Library in March, 1852 (cf. University of Glasgow Library MSS, Museum records, MR37/14, 15) by Miss Marjory Ettles of Stirling from the library of her late brother-in-law, Dr Ebenezer Brown, a matriculated student in the Greek Class at Glasgow University in 1786 (cf. James Coutts, 'A history of the University of Glasgow from its foundation in 1451 to 1909', pp. 404-5;  W. Innes Addison, 'The matriculation albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858', no. 4573).
Marjory Ettles (fl. 1852) of Stirling:  see above.
University of Glasgow:  presented in 1852 (see above);  Hunterian Museum bookplate, with former shelfmark “E.1.13” (a later addition to the Hunterian Library with no connection to William Hunter’s original collection).
Binding: Italy, 17th-century parchment;  title written in ink in compartment at head of spine;  in the compartment below, a pen-and-ink drawing of a flower.   Size:  312 x 214 mm.
Leaf size: 307 x 208 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: Four-line letter “F” on a2r supplied in black ink;  a few smaller initials also supplied in black ink (e.g. on A1r and D3v).
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1.


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