Valturius, Robertus: De re militari.

[Verona]:  Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472.
Fol.   [16 2-810 914 102 11-1310 1412 158 166 17-1910 2012 21-2610 2712].   [262] leaves, 5, 6, and 175 are blanks.
ISTC iv00088000;  Goff V88;  BMC VII 948;  Bod-inc V-041.

Woodcuts - see N.R. Thorp, 'The glory of the page', no. 133.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Be.1.10 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Père César (17th century):  inscription on 1/1r in three hands “olim Ad usu[m] Rmi. P. Cęsaris Quadrij Cruciq nunc ad usum Françisci Graverol Nemansensis I.U.D.  Anno 1706 ipsum adeptus sum ex Libris Dom. M.”
François Graverol (1636-1694), lawyer in Nîmes:  see above and also inscription on 27/12r (f. 262r) “Ex Bibliothecâ Françisci Graverol Nemansensis 1685”.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 208 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***', (Paris:  1770).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 301 livres;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ag.6.13”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red goatskin;  covers decorated with triple gold fillets to form a two panel design, a floral ornament at the outer corners of the inner panel;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves.   Size: 336 × 232 mm. 
Leaf size: 327 x 222 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional early marginal annotations in Latin and in Latin and Greek;  vestiges of early signatures.
Decoration: Epigraphic initials (at the beginning of the Table 1/1r and at the start of each of the twelve books) supplied in two shades of red and further decorated with interlacing in yellow and brown;  other initials supplied in red or blue;  eleven-line title of book I supplied in alternate red and blue capitals;  titles of books II-XII supplied in red and blue (book V in red only and book VI in blue only);  chapter headings supplied in red;  book numbers in the Table supplied in red;  book numbers in the body of the text supplied once for each book in red and black in the upper margin.
Imperfections: None.

 

Epigraphic initial and provenance inscription in Valturius, Robertus: De re militari