Valascus de Tarenta: Practica, quae alias Philonium dicitur.
Edited by Hieronymus Ferrera. Add: Jacobus de Partibus: Summula per alphabetum super plurimis remediis ex ipsius Mesue libris excerptis.
Lyons: Johannes Clein, 14 Nov. '1401' [i.e. 1501]
4to. [*]4 AA8 a-z8 A-Y8.  CCCLX leaves, leaf  blank.
Errors in foliation. Woodcut printer's device in red.
ISTC iv00009000; Goff V9; Walsh 3838a; CIBN II p.704; Baudrier XII 273; BMC(Fr) p. 413.
Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.22 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Jean/Johan Ferreulx (1557-1620), physician, born in Burgundia and came to Antwerp after 1585; in 1620 bequeathed his library of over 1,000 volumes to a proposed Collegium Medicum in Antwerp. For a discussion of this, Ferreulx’s copy of Valascus, see C. Broeckx, ‘Notice sur un livre de médicine prétenduement imprimé en 1401’, "Extrait des Annales de l’Académie d’Archéologie de Belgique" (Anvers: Buschmann, 1847). When Broeckx examined this copy there was an inscription on the rear pastedown ‘in usum doctoris Ferreux 15 ass. 1618’. That pastedown is now lost.
Antwerp, Collegium Medicum Antverpiense (formally founded 1659): ‘Ex Bibliotheca Medica Antuerp.’ on [*]1r; library sold in 1805. For information on this and the preceding provenance, thanks are due to Dr Steven Van Impe, curator at the Hendrick Conscience Heritage Library, Antwerp.
Jan Kornelis Stappaerts (1749-1812), physician, Antwerp: according to Broeck ('Notice', p. 21), the contents of the Bibliotheca Medica were purchased by Stappaerts in 1805.
James Tregaskis (1850-1926), bookseller, London: sold book to John Ferguson; printed catalogue extract mounted on front flyleaf, item 425, price obliterated – probably from a Tregaskis catalogue.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: purchased from Tregaskis; pencil acquisition date on front pastedown “John Ferguson Dec. 6 1895” on front flyleaf and Ferguson’s pencil note of his supplier on rear flyleaf “Tregaskis”.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||Low Countries(?), 16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled oak boards; covers decorated with intersecting triple fillets to form a centre panel surrounded by two frames; the centre panel is divided by triple fillets into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments within each of which is a separate pineapple stamp; the inner frame is formed by a foliate roll; the outer frame is undecorated; evidence from strap recesses on rear board that book originally had two clasps (both now lost); boards re-covered in goatskin and remains of original covers feathered on; original spine lost; volume restored by Anthony Gardner, Sept. 1967 (binder’s note on rear endpaper). Size: 242 × 176 mm.|
|Leaf size:||234 x 165 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent early marginal annotations in Latin in more than one hand; a list of medicinal plants in Latin and Dutch on AA7v; frequent “nota” marks; underlining throughout; final blank page (Y8v) covered in scribbles; on front flyleaf pencil number “313” and price code “mm/o”.|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in blue or red throughout.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Ck.2.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Ar.9.14”.
|Binding:||England, 17th-century calf; covers decorated with a double blind-fillet border; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 213 x 164 mm.|
|Leaf size:||208 x 162 mm.|
|Annotations:||Numerous marginal annotations in a 16th/17th-century hand, mainly in Latin, occasionally in English (T2r and T3r); 18th-century price “-5-” in pencil on front free endpaper.|
|Decoration:||Pen-and-ink drawing of a face on x5v; drawings of two halberds on G3r.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf AA8 (stub remaining).|