Abiosus, Johannes Baptista: Dialogus in astrologiae defensionem cum vaticinio a diluvio ad annos 1702.
With additions by Domitius Palladius Soranus.
Venice: Franciscus Lapicida, 20 Oct. 1494.
4to. a-d8 e6.  leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut; woodcut diagrams; woodcut initials.
ISTC ia00008000; Goff A8; Bod-inc A-003; GW 6; CIBN A-2; BSB-Ink A2.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.39 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||a2v, line 19, begins "Demō∫tratio " not "QUuoniā " -- see GW.|
|Provenance:||T.H. (19th century): book-plate; crest (an arm couped, erect, the hand holding an ear of corn) and interlaced initials "T.H." (Franks 15945).
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow University: “JF July 4 1881” in pencil on front flyleaf; source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||Germany, 19th-century calf, both covers decorated with a border of double fillets in blind; gold-tooled spine title; binder’s waste exposed at damaged head of spine shows printed text in German; grey endpapers; speckled red-edged leaves. Size: 197 x 150 mm.|
|Leaf size:||191 x 141 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand; occasional pointing hands and “nota” marks; annotation on e5v “ex neapolj” (presumably referring to the author’s birthplace near Naples - author is described as 'Neapolis Regni' in the title) - repeated but cropped on a1r; on a1r 19th-century pencil numbers “3” and “508[-]” (latter cropped by binder); 19th-century price code in pencil “do/-” on a1v.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf e6.|