Serrata, Leonardo della: Gracchus et Poliscena comoedia.
Schussenried: [Printer of 'Gracchus et Poliscena'], 1478.
Fol. [18 26].  leaves.
ISTC ib01245000; Goff B1245; BMC II 568; Bod-inc B-574; GW 5610.
The type used is that of the Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), later passing to Michael Greyff at Reutlingen (BMC II p.xv (reprint) and Amelung, 'Frühdruck', I p.xix).
Attributed to Leonardus Brunus Aretinus but the true author is Leonardo della Serrata (G. Nonni, in 'Giornale italiano di filologia', 5 (1974) pp.278 ff., H.-W. Nürenberg, in Humanistica Lovaniensia, 24 (1975) pp.5-8). The work is also known as 'Calphurnia et Gurgulio comoedia'.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.3.22 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||2/6v (f.14v), line 15 (colophon): “... jn monaſterio ...” as in BMC and GW, not “... in monadſterio ...” as in Bod-inc.|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1736 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769) – where colour of binding described as “mar. r.”
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 63 livres; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25r) – where colour of binding described as “M: Bl:”
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmarks “Au.4.3” and “Bx.2.22”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; flyleaves have watermark of a suspended post-horn within a shield surmounted by a French crown - below which “FIN 1758” - and a countermark with the names N. Berube and G. Derouen. Size: 294 x 210 mm.|
|Leaf size:||Leaf size: 288 x 203 mm.|
|Annotations:||Number “3” in ink in an early hand at extreme lower outer corner of 1/1r and a cropped number "4" on 2/1r (f.9r), probably indicating that this text had previously been bound up with another or other texts.|
|Decoration:||Text enclosed within red ink rules throughout.|