Arnoldus de Villa Nova: De arte cognoscendi venena.

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Padua:  [Leonardus Achates de Basilea], 1473.
4to.   [110 2-58 66].   [48] leaves, leaf [19] blank.
ISTC ia01066000; GW 2521; Goff A1066; BMC VII 909 (IA. 29874); CIBN A-570.

GIP number: A100
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.30 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant 3/4r (f. 22r), line 2 has “CRISTO” not as GW “CHRISTO” and line 4 has “pontifici Petrus” not as GW “pontifici. Petrus”.
Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785), conte, state printer of Venice: on verso of front free endpaper the number “1784” in ink i.e. item 1784 in 'Bibliotheca Maphaei Pinellii Veneti magno jam studio collecta a Jacobo Morellio … Tomus primus' (Venetiis: 1787).
James Edwards (1757-1816), bookseller and auctioneer, Halifax and London: lot *6685 in the Edwards sale catalogue, 'Bibliotheca Pinelliana: a catalogue of the magnificent and celebrated library of Maffei Pinelli, late of Venice ...' (London: James Edwards & James Robson, 1789) - the whole Pinelli Library had been bought by Edwards for £6,000 in 1788.
Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), poet, translator and book collector:  inscription in ink on front flyleaf “Pinelli Auction £1:12s:=  M: Wodhull Apr: 16th 1789” i.e. referring to the auction sale of Pinelli’s library by James Edwards, London, 1789;  with various bibliographical references e.g. to Panzer and Maittaire on front flyleaf in Wodhull’s hand;  inscription in ink on rear flyleaf (also in Wodhull’s hand) “Dec: 26th 1799”.
John Edmund Severne (1826-1899), of Thenford, Northamptonshire, M.P.:  lot 2 in the sale catalogue, 'Catalogue of the extensive & valuable library collected at the end of the last and beginning of the present century by Michael Wodhull ... the property of J.E. Severne, Esq. M.P., of Thenford House, Banbury, Northamptonshire. Which will be sold by auction, by Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ... 11th of January 1886, and nine following days'.
Ellis & Elvey, booksellers, 29 New Bond Street, London: sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow University: note on rear free endpaper ‘Wodhull Sale’; on front flyleaf ‘John Ferguson London June 17, 1887 Nice copy. A book that went from the Pinelli Sale to Wodhull - appeared 100 years later - must be fairly rare’; note of his supplier ‘E & E’ in pencil on rear free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Italy, 18th-century parchment, red leather title label on spine lettered “PET. DE ABANO DE VENENIS PADUE 1473”;  marbled endpapers;  marbled-edged leaves;  green silk bookmark.  Size:  207 x 137 mm.
Leaf size: 197 x 134 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Lacks gatherings 1 and 2 (ff. 1-18), which contain the De arte cognoscendi venena of Arnoldus de Villa Nova and the De epidemia et peste of Valascus de Tarenta.

Various acquisition notes in Arnoldus de Villa Nova: De arte cognoscendi venena