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.
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.|