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.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Af-f.84 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: a1r, line 1:  “et viro2um”, not as in GW “7 virorum”;  a2r, line 1:  “ph’o2um p2īceps”, not as in GW “ph’orum prīceps”;  a2r, line 37:  “ch2iſto ſocio 7 amico”, not as in GW “chriſto ſocio et amico;  a2r, line 38:  “p2eſentis.”, not as in GW “presentis.”;  a2r, line 41:  “vt”, not as in GW “ut”;  b1r, line 1:  “¶ Textus.”, not as in GW “Textus.”;  d8v, line 21:  “calo2 siue”, not as in GW “calor sive”;  d8v, line 29:  “eternitas”, not as in GW “Eternitas”;  d8v, line 31:  “lib2i”, not as in GW “libri” (“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.
D. Reader(?):  gave or sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “J. Ferguson. 29 Jan. 1896”;  note of his source “D. Reader(?)” in pencil on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 18th-century(?) vellum 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)