Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus: De architectura.
Edited by Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.
[Rome: Eucharius Silber, between 1486 and 16 Aug. 1487]
Fol. [14 2-48 5-76 88 96 10-128 136 148].  leaves.
ISTC iv00306000; Goff V306; BMC IV 124; Bod-inc V-149.
Proctor and Copinger assigned to Georgius Herolt; H. Degering, 'Festgabe Haebler' (1919) pp.175-202, assigned to an eponymous printer, as also the Frontinus with which the Vitruvius is bound.
For the terminus post quem, see 'Paulys Realencyclopädie', vol. IX A, 1, 1961, cols 481-83 (CIBN). For the terminus ante quem cf. Rhodes 1835 & 791.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.3.14 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The first of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Frontinus, Sextus Julius, De aquaeductibus. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, before 16 Aug. 1487].|
|Provenance:||Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1294 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 54 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f.25v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.7.27”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; gilt-edged leaves; marbled endpapers; green silk bookmark. Size: 276 x 219 mm.|
|Leaf size:||270 x 212 mm.|
|Annotations:||Few marginal annotations in a humanist hand, much washed out; occasional underlining; evidence of running book numbers "1"-"10" in red ink in an early hand on rectos (many cropped).|