Terentianus, Maurus: De litteris syllabis et metris Horatii.

Edited by Georgius Galbiatus, Georgius Merula, and Johannes Crastonus.

Milan:  Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 4 Feb. 1497.
Fol.   [a4] b8 c-g6.   [42] leaves.
ISTC it00063000;  Goff T63;  BMC VI 771;  Bod-inc T-020.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see inscription by John Taylor, below.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 15488 in Osborne’s 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 2 (London:  1743).
John Taylor (1704-1766), classical scholar and Church of England clergyman:  signature on [a1r] “J. Taylor LL D.”;  armorial bookplate “Joannes Taylor Salopiensis LL D.” on [a1v];  manuscript note by Taylor on front flyleaf “This is judged to be the only Copy of this Edition in England, if not in the whole world.   If so, it is worth any Mony.   Dr. Askew cd find no Copy in his Travels over Europe, tho’ he made it his earnest and particular search in every Library, wch He had an opportunity of consulting.   This Book once belonged to Edw. Earl of Oxford.   I bought it of Mr. Osborne at the price of three Guineas.   J. Taylor”.
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  inherited the book from John Taylor;  Askew’s note on front flyleaf “This very rare Book Dr. Taylor left to me by his last Will   A. Askew”;  lot 3337 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775);  lozenge-shaped label with lot number “3337” pasted onto front cover.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased at the Askew sale for £12.12.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Av.1.4”.
Binding: England, 18th-century speckled calf;  covers decorated with a border of triple gold fillets;  rebacked in the 19th or 20th century;  original spine covering not preserved;  edges decorated with a gilt roll composed of flower heads within a circle alternating with a fern;  turn-ins undecorated;  marbled endpapers;  front flyleaves have watermark of a post-horn in a shield with a crown above and with the name “L V GERREVINK” below, and the countermark “IV”;  18th-century slip with titling instructions to binder tipped-in between [a1] and [a2].   Size:  324 x 219 mm.
Leaf size: 315 x 216 mm.
Annotations: Deleted name(?) on front flyleaf;  “Ent.” on verso of front free endpaper.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Front flyleaf with provenance details from 'De litteris syllabis et metris Horatii'. Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.1.