Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Secreta secretorum.

Translated by [pseudo-] Philippus Tripolitanus.

[Reutlingen:  Michael Greyff, ca. 1483]
4to.   [1-58 64].   [44] leaves, the first blank.
Text ends:  meliorem et probabiliorem partem.
Woodcut initial.
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).

Woodcut initial in Aristoteles [pseudo-]: Secreta secretorum