Sidonius Apollinaris: Epistolae et carmina.
Add: Decimus Magnus Ausonius: Caesares [Extract] Monosticha.
[Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, not after 1474]
Fol. [1-1010 11-148.10 1510 166].  leaves, the first blank.
ISTC is00493000; Goff S493; BMC IX 7; Bod-inc S-194.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bn6-c.5 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||7/2r (f. 62r), line 2: “... quos iam regi ...” as in BMC’s first copy (IB.47049), not “... quos iā regi ...” as in BMC’s second copy (IB.47049a).|
|Provenance:||Guillaume Prousteau (1626-1715) jurist, of Orléans: ‘hic lib[er] fuit Guil[lemi] Prousteau Antecess[oris] Aurel[ianensis] nunc est usus studios[orum] o[mn]ium’ on 1/2r; see also Binding.
University of Glasgow: acquired by the University Library before 1791; shelfmark “BN.4.2” on University Library bookplate matching entry in A. Arthur, 'Catalogus impressorum librorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis', (Glasguae: 1791).
|Binding:||16th-century blind-tooled calf (heavily worn); covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel within an undecorated frame; the panel is divided diagonally by double fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, each containing a fringed foliage tool; pierced holes on remains of outer edge of front cover are evidence of some form of fastening (now lost); gilt initials ‘G’ and ‘P’ added onto front and rear covers respectively in 17th/early 18th century. Binding and contents restored by Anthony Gardner, Jan. 1966; rebound in goatskin over new oak boards with original covers feathered on; binder’s note on new rear free endpaper. Size: 300 × 206 mm.|
|Leaf size:||287 x 202 mm.|
|Annotations:||Title ‘Epistole sidonj’ in an early hand on 1/1r; brief 15th-century note on the author in faded ink on 1/1v ‘Sidonius e[pisco]pus Aruernor[um] ... temporibus Zenonis Augusti. Anno d[omi]ni cccclxxx’; note of purchase ‘emt[us] An[n]o d[omi]ni 1529 2s[olidi]’; frequent underlining and interlinear corrections of text and punctuation in the first half of the book; several early marginal annotations in Latin (one in Greek); extensive 16th-century annotation in Latin on 16/6v (f. 152v) continuing onto surviving portion of what was the original rear pastedown; partial foliation (erroneous) in brown ink in an early hand; running book numbers ‘1-9’ of the Epistolae on most rectos.|