Varro, Marcus Terentius: De lingua latina.

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

[Venice:  Printer of Basilius, 'De vita solitaria', ca. 1471-72]
4to.   [1-410 5-66 7-910].   [82] leaves, the first blank;  leaves 21-52 are numbered xi-xxxxii, probably by a stamp.
ISTC iv00095000;  Goff V95;  BMC V 187.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.21 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1388 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 36 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 23r).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ap.3.8”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  blue silk bookmark.   Size:  270 x 197 mm.
Leaf size: 264 x 188 mm.
Annotations: Occasional underlining in the final gathering.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

 

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