Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera.

Contents: De coniuratione Catilinae;  De bello Jugurthino.   Add:  Vita Sallustii.   [Pseudo-] Sallustius:  Invectiva in Ciceronem.   [Pseudo-] Cicero:  Responsio in Sallustium.

[Fivizzano:  Jacobus de Fivizzano, Lunensis], 1474.
4to.   [110 212 3-78 86].   [68] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00057000;  Goff S57;  Bod-inc S-016.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.2.23 (see main library entry for this item )
Provenance: Joseph Smith (1682-1770), British Consul in Venice:  armorial book-plate (overlaid with Hunterian book-plate);  sale (1773), lot 1781.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the Smith sale for £3.4.0;  see annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue.
Binding: Italy, 18th-century vellum, black leather title label on spine;  sprinkled red-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark;  inner leaves of each gathering guarded with thin vellum strips.   Size:  275 x 197 mm.
Leaf size: 268 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Early catchwords in ink on the final verso of each gathering;  traces of early signatures;  a few leaves have an early foliation;  occasional marginal and interlinear annotations in an early hand (many faded);  a few pointing hands;  seven lines of Italian verse in a humanist hand at foot of 8/6r (f. 68r).
Decoration: Many initials and a few paragraph marks supplied in red;  some capitals and the roman numerals of the date on 8/6r (f. 68r) supplied with red strokes.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf;  worming in final two leaves affecting a few letters.

Manuscript Italian verse added to Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera