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].  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.|