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

[Augsburg:  Johann Schönsperger, not before 1494]
4to.   a-b6 c4 d-f6.   [34] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ia00312000;  Goff A312;  BMC II 375;  GW 733.

Woodcut. 

Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ah-b.25 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Munich, Royal Library (now Bayerische Staatsbibliothek):  duplicate - “Dupl” in pencil on a1r;  “D” in pencil on rear free endpaper with number “SB 11424”.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  source unknown - without Ferguson’s usual acquisition note.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Germany, 19th-century quarter calf, marbled paper sides;  marbled endpapers;  green-edged leaves;  crimson silk bookmark;  remains of an early leather tab on a1.   Size:  200 x 138 mm. 
Leaf size: 194 x 132 mm.
Annotations: Early marginal notes in more than one hand up to leaf e2r;  underlining, pointing hands and “nota” marks;  letters “m m” in pencil on rear flyleaf;  typographical note on front flyleaf.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting sheet d3.4 and the final blank leaf.

 

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

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ah-b.26 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Albert Cohn (1827-1905), bookseller, Berlin, Mohrenstrasse 53:  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  purchased from Cohn;  pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “J. Ferguson June 29, 1888” and Ferguson’s pencil note of his supplier on rear pastedown “A. Cohn Berlin”.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Germany, 19th-century paper boards covered in part of a vellum leaf from a manuscript service book containing the text of Psalm 29: 10-12;  heavily worn paper title label on spine.   Size:  188 x 141 mm.
Leaf size: 184 x 135 mm.
Annotations: Pencil number “18142” and “Inc”(?) on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf;  one large wormhole throughout - with loss of several letters on each page.

 

Title-page with woodcut illustration from Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum et virorum (cum commento)