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.   [38] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut;  woodcut diagrams;  woodcut initials.
ISTC ia00008000;  Goff A8;  Bod-inc A-003;  GW 6.

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) - 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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf e6.

Illustrated title-page of Abiosus, Johannes Baptista: Dialogus in astrologiae defensionem cum vaticinio a diluvio ad annos 1702