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. , 2-181,  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.
George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920), first permanent correspondent to ‘The Times’ in Beijing: his stamp ‘China’ in purple ink on rear pastedown. For another incunable with Morrison’s stamp (and also with ‘Museo Cavaleri’ stamp), see the Doheny sale catalogue (Christie’s, NY, 14 Dec. 2001), lot 98: Leo I, Sermones. [Rome: Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, after 7 Mar. – before 21 Sept., 1470].
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.|