Varro, Marcus Terentius: De lingua latina.

Add:  Analogia.   Edited by Pomponius Laetus and Franciscus Rolandellus.   Preliminaries:  Pomponius Laetus:  Epistola Bartholomaeo Platinae.

Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia and Miniatus Delsera, 16 June 1483.
Fol.   a4 b-e8.6 f-g8.   [4], .I.-XXXXIIII. leaves.
ISTC iv00098000;  Goff V98;  BMC VII 968;  Bod-inc V-048.

Three copies listed in Glasgow Incunabula Project; copy 1 and 2 held by University of Glasgow Library and copy 3 held by the Mitchell Library

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.2.15 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: g8v, 2nd line of colophon reads “... Rhollādellus ...” not as in BMC “... Rollādellus ...”
Bound with: The second of three incunabula bound together;  bound with:  (1) Nonius Marcellus, De proprietate latini sermonis.  Brescia:  [Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia], 17 July 1483;  (3) Festus, Sextus Pompeius, De verborum significatione.  Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 18 June 1483.
Provenance: Strassburg, Collegiate Church of New S. Peter, consecrated in 1050, taken over by the Lutherans in 1561:  inscription on A2r of first item in volume “Collegii S. Petri junioris Argentinae”.
Edward Harley (1689-1741), Lord Harley;  from 1724 2nd Earl of Oxford:  see Binding.
Thomas Osborne (d. 1767), bookseller:  purchased all the Harleian printed books;  no. 684 in his 'Catalogus bibliothecae Harleianae', vol. 5 (London:  1745);  Osborne’s price “£2.2.0” in pencil on front flyleaf (without Osborne’s usual excision of the top right-hand corner).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.2.6”.
Binding: England, 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco;  bound for Lord Harley by Christopher Chapman.   On both covers double fillets form a frame, within which are two rolls, the first is a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13) and the second is an ornamental roll (Nixon ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 14, Chapman roll 5).   The head and foot of the spine are decorated with a floral roll (Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 13), and the spine compartments are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’, pl. 15, Chapman no. 7, and with three other tools unrecorded by Nixon;  the turn-ins are decorated with Nixon, ‘Harleian bindings’ pl. 14, Chapman roll 2;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  314 x 220 mm.
Leaf size: 303 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Copious marginal annotations in brown ink in gatherings b-d in a 16th-century hand, mainly extracting keywords.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None. 

Marginal annotations in Varro, Marcus Terentius: De lingua latina

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian By.2.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: g8v, 2nd line of colophon reads “... Rhollādellus ...” not as in BMC “... Rollādellus ...”
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together;  bound with:  Festus, Sextus Pompeius, De verborum significatione.  Brescia:  Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 18 June 1483.
Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754) M.D.:  Mead’s shelfmark in ink “Rr,3,,12” on first front flyleaf;  lot 653, p. 86 (11 Dec. 1754) in 'Bibliotheca Meadiana' (London:  1754);  sold for £0.5.0 according to the priced copy of the Mead sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu33-e.30).
Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar:  Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards;  lot 3377 in 'Bibliotheca Askeviana …' (London:  Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £3.5.0 according to the annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in Cambridge University Library;  price confirmed in the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “M.3.5”.
Binding: England, 18th-century diced russia, gold-tooled to a two panel design;  the outer frame formed by a double fillet, the inner frame formed from a triple fillet bordered by a floral roll and with a floral ornament at each outer corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  308 x 215 mm.
Leaf size: 297 x 207 mm.
Annotations: Copious washed-out marginalia in a humanist hand, mainly extracting keywords.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Washed out marginalia in Varro, Marcus Terentius: De lingua latina

Copy 3

Accession number: 167515
Bound with: The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Festus, Sextus Pompeius. De verborum significatione. Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 18 June 1483.
Variant:  g8v, line 2 of colophon reads “... Rhollādellus ...” not as in BMC “... Rollādellus ...”.
Provenance: James Braidwood, bookseller, 26 George Street, Edinburgh (1836-78): sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: purchased from Braidwood 12 Oct. 1865 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “12.10.65 Braid. e/f” on a1r; Euing’s inventory number “No 2226” on a1r; confirmed in Euing's acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate inscribed “A donation from William Euing Esq. 1870”.
Binding: Italy, 19th-century half calf (rebacked), decorative paper-covered boards; marbled endpapers; front and rear flyleaves have watermark “GCA || VETAJO”. Size: 310 x 210 mm.
Leaf size: 301 x 201 mm.
Annotations: Marginal annotations in a humanist hand (mainly in faded red ink, a few in brown ink, and mainly extracting keywords) in gatherings b-c; occasional “nota” marks; 19th-century number “2004” in ink on verso of front free endpaper; 19th-century number “S122” in pencil on bookplate.
Decoration: Pencil outline of four-line initial “P” on a1r.
Imperfections: None.

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