Tibullus, Albius: Elegiae.

Add:  Propertius:  Elegiae.   Catullus:  Carmina.   Statius:  Silvae.   Guarinus Veronensis (= Benvenutus de Campesanis):  Hexastichum.   Hieronymus Squarzaficus:  Vitae Catulli, Tibulli, Propertii.   Ovidius:  Elegia de morte Tibulli.

[Venice:  Vindelinus de Spira], 1472.
4to.   [1-78 88 (-8/1) 9-108 11-126 13-158 16-176 188 192 20-248 25-266].   [189] leaves, 32, 127, 128, 188 and 189 blank;  stub of 8/1 visible.
ISTC it00366400;  BMC V 161;  Bod-inc T-205.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll  Hunterian Be.3.18 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: This copy is bound up differently from the copies described in BMC and Bod-inc in that gatherings 13-17 (ff. 92-127) - i.e. the Catullus and preliminary matter - are bound at the beginning.
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1598 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive:  supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris:  1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 200 livres 2 sous;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “B.8.17”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  turquoise silk bookmark.   Size:  284 x 200 mm.
Leaf size: 275 x 190 mm.
Annotations: Traces of early manuscript signatures in some gatherings e.g. “f4” at lower right-hand corner of 2/4r (f. 12r) - showing that the order of contents (as noted above) is from an early date;  occasional instances of name of the poet added at top right hand corner of rectos;  brief early marginal annotation "op[er]a oratij” on 26/4v (f. 187v);  occasional “nota” marks.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.

 

Annotation in Tibullus, Albius: Elegiae