Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Secreta secretorum. Physiognomia [French].
[Paris: Antoine Caillaut, ca. 1490?]
4to. A6.  leaves. A2r: 26 lines, 145 x 86 mm. Type 111B.
ISTC ia01051850; GW 249210N.
A1r: Cy cōmence le ſecret des ſecretz ariſtote qui || enſengne a congnoiſtre la cōplecion des hōmes || et des femmes. || [c²]y cōmence le liure des philoſophes trāſ||late de latin en frācoys que le ſaige ari=||ſtote fit ... Ends A6r, line 16: ... Et pour || ce eſt il appelle le petit monde. || Cy fine le petit monde. || A6v blank.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.40 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||George Spencer-Churchill (1766-1840), Marquess of Blandford and later 5th Duke of Marlborough, of White Knights, near Reading: his crest in gilt on both covers (see http://armorial.library.utoronto.ca/stamp-owners/SPE006); lot 3943 in 'White Knights Library: catalogue of that distinguished and celebrated library ... which will be sold by auction ... on Monday, June 7, and eleven following days ...' (London: 1819); sold for £0.15.0 according to priced copies of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (BD17-e.19 and S.M. 1506).
Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex: armorial bookplate on front pastedown with handwritten shelfmark “IX C.b.17”; lot 111 in 'Bibliotheca Sussexiana. Catalogue of the ... library of ... the late Duke of Sussex. Part VI' (1845); sold for £0.5.6 according to the annotated copy of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-e.15).
James Tregaskis (1850-1926), bookseller, London: sold book to John Ferguson; extract from a bookseller’s catalogue (probably a Tregaskis catalogue), advertising this copy, tipped onto verso of front free endpaper - the item number and price have been removed, but the verso of the slip lists items 599 and 600 (both, early editions of Ausonius).
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: Ferguson’s pencil note of his supplier on rear free endpaper “Tregaskis”; his acquisition date “JF 2 June 1915” in pencil on front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||England, early 19th-century diced russia, covers decorated with double blind fillets; crest in gilt on both covers (see Provenance); dark brown endpapers; sprinkled red-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark; several 19th-century flyleaves at rear have a watermark “RUSE & TURNERS 1805”; other flyleaves at rear have watermarks of a shield incorporating the cross of St George with a sword in the upper right-hand corner (cf. Heawood 454ss) and the letters “L V G”. Size: 207 x 137 mm.|
|Leaf size:||202 x 132 mm.|
|Annotations:||Two “nota” marks on A1r; evidence of early underlining (heavily washed out); 30-lines of unidentified medical(?) text in Latin in a 16th-century hand on A6v; number “757” and 19th-century codes “mf/5/?”, “t/-”, “b/85(?)” on verso of front free endpaper; various codes on rear pastedown “760/595”, “h/n”, “r/-” “if/ig”.|
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