Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus: De architectura.

Edited by Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.

[Rome:  Eucharius Silber, between 1486 and 16 Aug. 1487]
Fol.   [14 2-48 5-76 88 96 10-128 136 148].   [98] leaves.
Woodcut diagram.
ISTC iv00306000; GW M51000; Goff V306; BMC IV 124 (IB. 19225); Bod-inc V-149; CIBN V-254; BSB-Ink V-270.

Proctor and Copinger assigned to Georgius Herolt;  H. Degering, 'Festgabe Haebler' (1919) pp.175-202, assigned to an eponymous printer, as also the Frontinus with which the Vitruvius is bound.

For the terminus post quem, see 'Paulys Realencyclopädie', vol. IX A, 1, 1961, cols 481-83 (CIBN).   For the terminus ante quem cf. Rhodes 1835 & 791.

GIP number: V34
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Frontinus, Sextus Julius, De aquaeductibus.  [Rome:  Eucharius Silber, before 16 Aug. 1487].
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1294 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 54 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.7.27”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  green silk bookmark.   Size:  276 x 219 mm.
Leaf size: 270 x 212 mm.
Annotations: Few marginal annotations in a humanist hand, much washed out;  occasional underlining;  evidence of running book numbers "1"-"10" in red ink in an early hand on rectos (many cropped).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Page of Text with Annotation from 'De Architectura'