Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera.

Edited by Pomponius Laetus.

Rome:  Eucharius Silber, 3 Apr. 1490.
4to.   a8 b-k8.8.6 l8 m-r8.8.6 s-t8.   [142] leaves, the first and last blank.
ISTC is00075000; GW M39655; Goff S75; BMC IV 111 (IA. 18913); CIBN S-39; BSB-Ink S-43.

Contents:  De coniuratione Catilinae;  De bello Jugurthino;  Orationes et epistolae ex libris Historiarum excerptae.   Add:  Vita Sallustii. Declamatio contra Catilinam.   The Declamatio is spuriously attributed to M. Porcius Latro (CIBN)

GIP number: S8
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-e.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Cambi(?) (16th century), Italy:  name with shelfmark(?) on a2r “Cambi(?) G.III”.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 30 May 1870 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on a2r “30 5 70 Arthur f/f”;  Euing’s pencil inventory number “No 4842” on a2r and on front pastedown, matching the entry in Euing's acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: 19th-century quarter brown calf, marbled paper-covered boards;  spine covering detached and a fragment (including green leather title label) now mounted on rear pastedown;  fore-edge title in ink written from head to tail “SALVSTIVS”.   Size:  220 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 212 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Profusely annotated in humanist hands, with proper names and lemmata in faded red ink and with alternate use of red and brown inks in the notes themselves;  for a discussion of the close relationship between the annotations in this and other copies with the copy now in the Vatican Library (Inc. Ross. 441), which Laetus himself filled with extensive marginal notes and occasional interlinear glosses, see Patricia J. Osmond, ‘Pomponio Leto’s unpublished commentary on Sallust:  five witnesses (and more)’ in Bettina Wagner & Marcia Reed, eds, 'Early printed books as material objects:  Proceedings of the Conference organized by the IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section', Munich, 19-21 August 2009 (Berlin & New York:  De Gruyter, 2010), pp. 135-149;  19th-century price “6/6” in pencil on front pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Manuscript annotations in Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera