Suda: Lexicon graecum [Greek]
Edited by Demetrius Chalcondylas.
Milan: Johannes Bissolus and Benedictus Mangius, for Demetrius Chalcondylas, 15 Nov. 1499.
Fol. α-ω8 ααα-λλλ8 Α-Ω8 ΑΑ-ΔΔ8 ΕΕ-ΖΖ6.  leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC is00829000; GW M44268; Goff S829; BMC VI 792 (IC. 26915); Bod-inc S-333; CIBN S-495; BSB-Ink S-606.
The Suda (or Souda) is the title of a 10th-century Byzantine encyclopaedia of the ancient Mediterranean world, erroneously attributed to an author called “Suidas”.
Three copies held by the University of Glasgow
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.1.8 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||Copies known with misprints in the heading and first column of Salandus’s verses on ZZ6r - cf. BMC (IC. 26913); in this copy the misprints are corrected to “Calchondilo”, “achæum”, “interpetre”, “præter” as BMC (IC. 26915); ZZ6r, line 1 begins: “Ioānes ...” not as in BMC (IC. 26913) “Iohānes ...”|
|Provenance:||Annibale Delfinoni/Hannibal Delphinus (16th century), of Milan: inscription on ZZ5v “Hannibalis Delphinonij”.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.6.10”.
|Binding:||18th-century mottled calf, covers decorated with a triple gold fillet border, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; green-edged leaves. Size: 344 x 235 mm.|
|Leaf size:||333 x 225 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional underlining; very occasional marginal annotations in Greek in an early hand; spasmodic foliation in ink in a 16th/17th-century hand.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-b.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Quire ZZ misbound: ZZ1 ZZ3.4 ZZ2.5 ZZ6; ZZ6 is mounted.|
|Variants:||As in Copy 1.|
|Provenance:||Joseph Sams, bookseller, Darlington & London (1784-1860): sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874 ), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased 2 July 1849 from Sams according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “2 7 49 gf/f Sams” on front free endpaper; an early Euing inventory number “33” in pencil on front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||18th-century mottled calf, covers decorated with a border of triple gold fillets; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; red-edged leaves; green silk bookmark; bunch of grapes watermark on front and rear flyleaves. Size: 361 x 250 mm.|
|Leaf size:||351 x 240 mm.|
|Annotations:||Brief marginal annotations in Greek in an early hand on μ6r and on ψ8r; 19th-century pencil annotations on front free endpaper and front flyleaf quoting Alexander Chalmers, William Beloe, Thomas Dibdin, and (in the same hand) “Fine large copy of a rare & valuable work 5£. 5s.”; on front free endpaper a 19th-century price in code “g/g/o” followed by “not in Cata.”|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bl10-c.11 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variants:||As in Copy 1.|
|Provenance:||Robert Foulis (1707-1776) & Andrew Foulis (1712-1775), printers and booksellers, Glasgow.
University of Glasgow: purchased via Professor George Ross from Robert and Andrew Foulis, 26 Dec. 1744, for £3.0.0; see Glasgow University Archives 32299; shelfmark “Q.7.9” on book-plate matching entry in A. Arthur, ‘Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis’ (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||18th-century mottled calf; gilt bands on spine; red-edged leaves; front flyleaves have fleur-de-lys watermark and countermark “I V”. Size: 344 x 252 mm.|
|Leaf size:||336 x 237 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations and underlining in a 16th/17th-century hand (annotations mainly in Latin, a few in Greek).|