Sabellicus, Marcus Antonius: Decades rerum Venetarum.
Venice: Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, 21 May 1487.
Fol. [†]6 a8 b-h6 i-k8 l-y6 A-H6 I-M8 N10 O4 [*]2. [240 leaves]. Gathering [†] numbered but not signed.
ISTC is00005000; Goff S5; BMC V 308, XII 22; Bod-inc S-001.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-b.6 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Stark 26 June 1854 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note and price code on front pastedown “26.6.54 bb/f(?) Stark”; an early Euing inventory number “No 71” in pencil on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
|Binding:||17th/18th-century vellum with fore-edge cover extensions; sprinkled red and blue-edged leaves; manuscript spine title “Sabellic[us] de rebus venetis”; red leather title label and black leather date label added to spine at a later date; rear free endpaper has watermark of the arms of Amsterdam. Size: 345 x 240 mm.|
|Leaf size:||337 x 233 mm.|
|Annotations:||17th/18th-century manuscript title and imprint on [†1r]; frequent underlining in dull red or black in the list of contents (gathering [†]) and occasional underlining in the text in dull red or black.|
|Decoration:||Ten-line initial “V” and ten-line initial “S” supplied in brown ink on a1r and a2r respectively.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final unsigned gathering [*] containing the errata.|