Silvaticus, Matthaeus: Liber pandectarum medicinae.

Edited by Georgius de Ferrariis.   Add:  Simon Genuensis:  Synonyma medicinae.   Quotationes auctoritatum Plinii, Galeni et aliorum doctorum.

Venice:  Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 11 Mar. 1498.
Fol.   a-y8 z6.   [1], 2-181, [1] leaves, the final leaf is numbered “4”.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC is00517000;  Goff S517;  BMC V 449.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.3 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Andrea da Vilafranca (Villefranche), prete (17th century):  inscription in Italian (partially obscured by heavy ink blots) on a1r “pre andrea da vil[a]fran[ch]e [...]”.
Michele Cavaleri (ca. 1813 - ca. 1875), lawyer and founder of a private museum in Milan (cf. Needham IPI):  circular bookstamp “Museo Cavaleri” on a2r.
Wilfrid Michael Voynich (1865-1930), bookseller, London:  sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson’s note of his acquisition dated “JF 16 April 1910” in pencil on front pastedown and his note in pencil of his supplier “W M V” on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 19th-century grey paper-covered pasteboards;  outer fold of bifolium a1.8 guarded with a strip probably from an incunable leaf.   Size:  321 x 224 mm.
Leaf size: 310 x 210 mm.
Annotations: Brief 16th-century marginal annotations in Latin on g2r and q6r;  occasional marginal annotations in Italian in a 17th-century hand;  "8598" and "26/228" in pencil on front pastedown;  price code “f/f/-” in pencil on rear pastedown;  the word “China” stamped in purple ink on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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