Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum [Dutch]. Van den proprieteyten der dinghen.
Haarlem: Jacob Bellaert, 24 Dec. 1485.
Fol. aa6 bb4 a-r8 [r rotunda]8 ſ8 s-t8 v8 u8 w-z8 [et]8 [us]6 ē6 A-V8 W8 X-Y8 AA-BB8 CC-DD6 EE8.  leaves, 1, 246, and 466 blank. aa2 signed “aai”, aa3 “aaij”; gathering t signed “r”; A2 signed “Ai”, A3 “Aij”, A4 “Aiij”; Q1 signed “Ni”.
Woodcuts; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ib00142000; Goff B142; BMC IX 102; Bod-inc B-069; GW 3423.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson Ag-y.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||EE6v, line 4 of colophon: “... M.CCCC. eñ lxxxv. ...” as in GW not “... M.CCCC. en lxxxv. ...” as in BMC.|
|Provenance:||Ellis & Elvey, booksellers, 29 New Bond Street, London: sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “John Ferguson London August 1896” with a note of his supplier on rear pastedown “E & E”.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||17th-century vellum with fore-edge cover extensions; 19th-century gold-tooled brown leather title label added to spine; 19th-century endpapers; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 260 x 196 mm.|
|Leaf size:||251 x 191 mm.|
|Annotations:||Largely unread (possible provenance) inscription in Dutch containing date 1555 on aa2r; running book numbers “i”-“xx” added in an early hand, superseded (and sometimes obliterated) by running headings in Dutch in the form “tweede boeck” (starting at book 1 and ending at book 10); occasional 17th-century inscriptions in Dutch e.g. on CC2v; signature errors in gatherings t and Q corrected in an early hand; pagination “1”-“410” added in an 18th-century hand starting at a2v and ending on y7r; 19th-century price code in pencil “ak/n/-” on rear pastedown; 19th-century pencil number “464” and price(?) code “ai ne” on EE7v.|
|Decoration:||Some initials supplied in brown ink in gatherings a-n in absence of printed guide-letters; capital strokes and underlining in red throughout (many capitals also washed in yellow); a few woodcuts sparsely coloured in red or in yellow; arms, lightly sketched in ink (quarterly per cross, in first and fourth a bird, in second and third a saltire), added to blank shield of woodcut printer’s device on EE7r.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaves aa1 and EE8.|