Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Secreta secretorum.
Translated by [pseudo-] Philippus Tripolitanus.
[Reutlingen: Michael Greyff, ca. 1483]
4to. [1-58 64].  leaves, the first blank.
Text ends: meliorem et probabiliorem partem.
ISTC ia01048000; Goff A1048; BMC II 578; GW 2487.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.26 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex: armorial bookplate on front pastedown with ink shelfmark “VIII E.c.6”; probably the second item in lot 203 "Aristoteles de Moribus, Latine, with the Types of Ulric Zell. Aristoteles de Secretis Secretorum, Latine, without Date, and 2 more." in 'Bibliotheca Sussexiana. Catalogue of the ... library of ... the late Duke of Sussex. Part IV ...', (1845); sold for £0.1.0 according to the priced copy of the sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark BD17-e.15).
Francis Edwards, bookseller, London (firm founded 1855): sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front flyleaf “JF 4 Feb. 1916” together with his typographical note on the woodcut initial “D” which appears on 1/2r; on rear free endpaper Ferguson’s pencil note of his source “F. Edwards”.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson library purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||Germany, 19th-century mottled half calf, blue paste-paper boards; gilt spine title; red-edged leaves; grey endpapers. Size: 185 x 137 mm.|
|Leaf size:||181 x 129 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in Latin in an early hand; frequent underlining and "nota" marks in brown ink; foliated in an early hand; on front flyleaf bibliographical notes in German, price code and the number “359” in pencil.|
|Decoration:||Initial “J” on 1/4r supplied in pen and ink; frequent guide-letters supplied in pen-and-ink.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf and 3/3 (f. 19).|