Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum et virorum (cum commento).

[Speyer:  Johann and Conrad Hist, ca. 1485-86]
4to.   [1-28 36 48 5-66].   [42] leaves, the first blank.
Dated ca. 1485-86 in CIBN (A-170). GW dates ca. 1483. Dated ca. 1484 in Engel & Stalla, "Die Brüder Johann und Konrad Hist und ihre Drucke", 'Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens', 16 (1976).
Large woodcut initial.
ISTC ia00305700; GW 726; CIBN A-170; BSB-Ink A-197.

GIP number: A34
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Af-f.81 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Johann Franz Schefold (1750-1828), jurist:  book label “J.F. Schefold J.U.L.” on front pastedown;  book stamp on lower margin of 1/2r “J.F. Schefold”.
Georg Franz Burkhard Kloss (1787-1854), physician, Frankfurt: book label “Georgius Kloss, M.D. Francofurti ad Moenum” on front pastedown, with pencil note at left hand side “Cat. 63”;  lot 63 in 'Catalogue of the library of Dr. Kloss of Franckfort a.M. …' (London:  Sotheby, 1835).
James Tregaskis (1850-1926), bookseller, London:  printed catalogue extract mounted on front pastedown, item 308, price 6 guineas – probably from a Tregaskis catalogue.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  purchased from Tregaskis; pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “John Ferguson Glasgow 24 Nov. 1898” and Ferguson’s pencil note of his supplier on rear pastedown “Tregaskis”.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921
Binding: Germany, 19th century yellow paper-covered boards, rebacked with 20th-century buckram;  red-edged leaves.  Size:  190 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 183 x 135 mm.
Annotations: Occasional early marginal annotations in Latin, most so faded and cropped as to be illegible. Manuscript notes in various hands on front endpapers identifying this edition; bibliographical note by Richard Garnett of the British Museum Library (dated in a note to May 1888) tipped-in at front.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf.

Endpapers from Albertus, Magnus [pseudo-]: De secretis mulierum et virorum