Statius, Publius Papinius: Achilleis.

Commentary by Johannes Britannicus.

Brescia:  Jacobus Britannicus, 21 May 1485.
Fol.   A4 a-d6.   [28] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00696000; GW M43277; Goff S696; BMC VII 973 (IB. 31117); Bod-inc S-291; CIBN S-381; BSB-Ink S-534.

GIP number: S51
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Bm2-e.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The third of three incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  1) Vergilius Maro, Publius, Opera.  Venice:  Andreas de Paltasichis, 1 Sept. 1488;  (2) Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus, De re rustica lib. X.  [Venice:  Printer of Cicero, 'De officiis' (H 5268*), ca. 1481-82].
Provenance: Stephen Paterson - probable owner - see provenance note for first and second items in volume.
Alexander McCalman - probably Alexander McCalman, b. ca. 1634, studied at Glasgow and St Andrews, minister of Ballachulish (Appin) and Dean of Argyll from 1660-1717 (see David M. Bertie, 'Scottish episcopal clergy, 1689-2000' (Edinburgh:  2000), pp. 86 & 539):  “Alexr Mc Calman” on A3r.
University of Glasgow:  source unknown;  not found in 'Catalogus librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691' nor in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae:  1791);  19th-century shelfmarks “CT.3.23” - as listed in an 1845 manuscript press catalogue of the library (GUL MS Lib. unnumbered) - superseded by “GT.4.18” on University Library bookplate.
Binding: Scotland, 20th-century dark green buckram (binder’s date in pencil “April, 1949” on rear pastedown);  oval gilt stamp of Glasgow College Library at foot of spine;  modern endpapers and flyleaves;  earlier sprinkled red-edging retained;  no other evidence of the earlier binding.   Size:  288 x 208 mm.
Leaf size: 278 x 195 mm.
Annotations: Initial “M” in brown ink added on a1r before “AGNANIMVM”;  unread annotations in a 17th-century hand in upper and lower margins of d5v (damaged and in the lower margin scored through).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf A1, and leaf d6 containing the colophon;  all leaves damaged from b2 to end with some loss of text.

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