Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae.

Add:  De pronomine sui.

[Venice]:  Jacobus Rubeus, [after 5 Mar.] 1476.
Fol.   A8 a-m8 n6 O6 o-z8 &8 [rum]10.   [214] leaves, leaf 9 blank.
ISTC iv00055000;  Goff V55;  BMC V 216;  Bod-inc V-031.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the outer leaves of gathering g have not been printed and remain blank.   Blank sheets of paper have been pasted over the text of y7v and y8r obscuring the final twenty lines of the former and all but the last six lines of the latter.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.5.10”.
Binding: 18th-century buff paper-covered boards, brown calf spine with gilt bands and gold-tooled red leather title label;  yellow-edged leaves.   Size:  283 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 278 x 201 mm.
Annotations: Chapters numbered in margins “i” to “38” in brown ink from a5v to e4r;  early ownership(?) inscriptions erased on A1r and [rum]10r (none legible under ultraviolet lamp).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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