Fiera, Baptista: Coena, sive De cibariorum virtutibus.

Add:  Pomponius Laetus.

[Paris:  Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1503?]
4to.   A8 B4 C8.   [1] fo. II - Fo. XIX, [1] leaves.
ISTC if00166000;  Goff F166;  Polain(B) 1482;  GW 3262;  GW VIII col. 420.

BL copy originally assigned to Venice, but reassigned to Jodocus Badius Ascensius at Paris.   GW assigns to Félix Baligault and Goff to [Venice:  Georgius Cristner?]

GW attributed authorship to Baptista Mantuanus in error.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-c.39 (see main library entry for this item)
Variants: A2r, line 1:  “ ... Georgii” not as Polain (B) “ ... Georgij”;  C7r, final line:  “ ... con┼┐ummata ...” not as Polain(B) “... consummatum ...”
Provenance: Wilfrid Michael Voynich (1865-1930), bookseller, London:  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s date of acquisition note in pencil on front pastedown “JF 7 i 1911” and his note of his supplier on rear pastedown “W.M.V.”
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: England, early 20th-century half vellum, marbled paper sides;  earlier red-edging of leaves retained;  rear flyleaf has watermark “ALDWYCH”.   Size:  197 x 138 mm.
Leaf size: 189 x 135 mm.
Annotations: Early 20th-century pencil numbers “[28300]” and “a5030/2” on front pastedown;  price code "f/f-" in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Printed guide-letters “┼┐” on A2r and “a” on A3r enclosed within a square whose sides are made up of three coloured stripes (red, yellow, red).
Imperfections: None.

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