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

[Strassburg:  Heinrich Knoblochtzer, ca. 1483]
4to.   a-e8 f6.   [46] leaves, the first and last blank.
Woodcut initials.
ISTC ia00305000;  Goff A305;  BMC I 89;  GW 727.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ah-b.24 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Josef Bonaventura Holzinger (1835-1912), lawyer and botanist, Graz:  circular bookplate on front pastedown “Biblioth. Dris J.B. Holzinger”.
Jacques Rosenthal (1854-1937), bookseller, Munich:  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  purchased 11 Dec. 1905 according to Ferguson’s acquisition note on front pastedown;  Ferguson’s note of his supplier on rear pastedown “J. Rosenthal”.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Germany, 19th-century half vellum, dark green paper-covered boards.   Size:  202 x 150 mm.
Leaf size: 197 x 145 mm.
Annotations: Frequent 16th-century marginal annotations mainly extracting keywords;  frequent “nota” marks, pointing hands and underlining;  cropped early inscription on a2r;  bound in at rear of the volume are four leaves with tête de boeuf watermark (similar to C.M. Briquet, 'Les filigranes', vol. 4, nos 14871-5) - the first two contain extracts from Ovid’s 'Fasti' written in a 16th-century German hand, the last two are blank;  various bibliographical references in a 19th-century German hand on front endpapers.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the first and final blank leaves.

 

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