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

[Paris]:  André Bocard, [ca. 1493-96?]
4to.   a8 b-c6 d8.   [28] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ia00311500;  Pell 381;  GW 756.

GIP number: A36
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Af-f.84 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: a1r, line 1: ‘... et viro2um’, not ‘... 7 virorum’ as GW; a2r, line 1: ‘... ph’o2um p2īceps ...’, not ‘... ph’orum prīceps ...’ as GW; a2r, line 37: ‘... ch2iſto ſocio 7 amico ...’, not ‘... chriſto ſocio et amico ...’ as GW; a2r, line 38: ‘... p2eſentis.’, not ‘... presentis.’ as GW; a2r, line 41: ‘... vt ...’, not ‘... ut ...’ as GW; b1r, line 1: ‘... ¶ Textus.’, not ‘... Textus.’ as GW; d8v, line 21: ‘... calo2 siue ...’, not ‘... calor sive ...’ as GW; d8v, line 29: ‘eternitas ...’, not ‘Eternitas ...’ as GW; d8v, line 31: ‘... lib2i.’, not ‘... libri.’ as GW (‘2’ in transcriptions = ‘r’ rotunda; ‘7’ = tironian sign).  Despite the considerable differences from the GW description, this copy is definitely GW 756 - ex inf. Dr Falk Eisermann, Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (10 Feb. 2012);  it is identical with the copies at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, and the former Stonyhurst College copy, now at the Bridwell Library, Dallas (for the latter copy see
Provenance: R. D. (19th century owner?):  initials ‘R. D.’ in gilt at foot of spine.
A. Reader (fl. 1896), bookseller(?); possibly firm Arthur Reader, active in London at the end of the 19th century.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow University:  ‘J. Ferguson. 29 Jan. 1896’ in pencil on front pastedown;  Ferguson’s note of his source ‘A. Reader’ in pencil on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 18th-century(?) parchment with fore-edge cover extensions;  calf spine covering added later;  red-edged leaves.   Size:  191 x 132 mm.
Leaf size: 181 x 130 mm.
Annotations: 19th-century price code “e/” in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Printer’s device on a1r (title-page) partially coloured in yellow.
Imperfections: None.

Title-page with woodcut printer’s device in Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum et virorum (cum commento)