Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Liber aggregationis.

[Ferrara:  Severinus Ferrariensis, ca. 1477]
4to & 8vo.   a-e8 f4.   [44] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC ia00248500;  BMC VI 609;  GW 630.

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ak-x.24 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: a2 signed “ai”, a3 signed “a.ii.”, a4 signed “a.iii.”.
Variant: f3v, line 3:  “ſciendnm” as in Oates 2240, not “sciendum” as in BMC.
Provenance: Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940), bookseller:  sold book to John Ferguson, who has written name of his supplier “Olschki” on rear pastedown;  possible Olschki inventory number “21516” in pencil on front pastedown.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s acquisition note in pencil on front pastedown “JF July 28 1899” and his brief bibliographical notes on both pastedowns.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Italy, 19th-century blue paper-covered boards, vellum spine and corners; manuscript paper title label on front cover. Size: 195 x 140 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 138 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf a1 and leaves a4-5.

 

Binding of Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Liber aggregationis

 

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Al-b.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: a2 signed “ai”, a3 signed “a.ii.”, a4 signed “a.iii.”.
Variant: f3v, line 3:  “ſciendnm” as in Oates 2240, not “sciendum” as in BMC.
Provenance: Mappheus Marchesius, perhaps Maffeo Marchesi (fl. 1531) teacher of grammar at Lovere (Bergamo):  “Mapphej Marcheſij codex” on a2r.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  source unknown (without Ferguson’s usual acquisition notes but with his foliation statement in pencil on rear free endpaper).
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Scotland, 20th-century half dark green morocco, marbled paper sides;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  binder’s stamp “Maclehose, Glasgow” on verso of front free endpaper.   Size:  196 x 150 mm.
Leaf size: 190 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Missing leaves d2 and d7 supplied in manuscript in a humanist hand;  copious 16th-century  marginal annotations in Latin (many cropped by binder);  19th-century notes in pencil in Italian on front fly leaves referring to the rarity of this edition and the imperfections of this copy, together with a note in ink “Alberti Magni senza data sec. XV mancante” and various numbers “1-53 b8(?)” “32” and “30 a 38”;  two partially removed paper labels pasted onto front flyleaf - one with the manuscript number “2295”, the other so damaged as to be unreadable;  number “948” in pencil on a2r.
Decoration: Initials crudely supplied in faint pencil throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting the first blank leaf and the bifolium d2.7.

 

Annotations and leaf supplied in manuscript in Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Liber aggregationis