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

[Paris:  Simon Doliatoris, ca. 1483]
4to.   a-e8 f4.   [44] leaves.
ISTC ia00304100;  Pell 371;  GW 720.

Confirmed (22 Mar. 2013) as GW 720 by Dr Falk Eisermann (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke), but the following corrections are needed to the GW and Pellechet transcriptions:  a1r, line 3:  “ceps. quarto. ethico” instead of “ceps quarto ethico”;  a1v, line 23:  “... viro=||rum ...” instead of “... viro||rum ...”;  f4v, line 16:  “... tractatulus ...” instead of “... tractatus ...”

Assigned to the press of Simon Doliatoris by IBE (207) and by Richard (14);  GW assigned doubtfully to Germany ca. 1480.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ai-a.22 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy a1r, line 4 appears to have been corrected in ink by hand to “rum. Hō eſt opti=” from what was perhaps originally “rum. No eſt opti=”.
Bound with: The second of two incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum.  [Paris:  Antoine Caillaut, 1483].
Provenance: Charles Spencer (1675-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland:  shelfmark of the Sunderland Library on first front flyleaf “005:12” in ink, and on the front free endpaper is the subsequent Sunderland shelfmark in pencil “108.B.30” (see S. De Ricci, English collectors of books & manuscripts, 1530-1930, p. 39);  lot 152 (p. 12) in Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana:  sale catalogue of the truly important and very extensive library of printed books known as the Sunderland or Blenheim Library.   The first portion, (London:  1881);  sold to Bernard Quaritch for £5.5.0 according to the printed list of prices and purchasers’ names appended to the Sunderland sale catalogue.
Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), bookseller, London:  see above.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s acquisition note in pencil on verso of front free endpaper “J. Ferguson April 20. 1882”, and note of his source “Sun. 152” on rear free endpaper.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: England, 18th-century calf, covers decorated with a border of double gold fillets and a blind roll;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  216 x 143 mm.
Leaf size: 208 x 139 mm.
Annotations: Number “350” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper;  number “B2”(?) in pencil on first front flyleaf;  price code “a/a/-” in pencil on rear free endpaper.
Decoration: Several initials supplied in red (occasionally with manuscript guide-letters in brown ink);  paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.

Rubricated initial in Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum et virorum (cum commento)