Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum [French]. Le proprietaire des choses.

Translated by Jean Corbichon. Edited by Pierre Farget.

Lyons:  Johannes Siber, [ca. 1484]
Fol.   (ii iii iiii)8 a-z8 A-E8 F-G10 (in the preliminary gathering, leaf 2 is signed “ii”, leaf 3 “iii” and leaf 4 “iiii”).   [252] leaves.
Woodcuts.
ISTC ib00143800;  Goff B146;  BMC VIII 252;  GW 3418.
Dated by CIBN (B-107) from the state of the type and the cuts.   GW dates after 26 Jan. 1486.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Ag-x.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Jean-Baptiste Huzard (1755-1838), French veterinary scientist, member of the Institut de France:  ink bookstamp “huzard de l’Institut” on leaf iir;  lot 160 in 'Catalogue des livres, dessins et estampes de la bibliothèque de feu M. J.-B. Huzard ... Première partie ... Mis en ordre et rédigé par P. Leblanc' (Paris:  1842).
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  Ferguson's pencil acquisition note on front free endpaper “20. vii. 83” but without indication of his supplier.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: France, 18th-century, gold-tooled dark blue-green morocco;  gilt-edged leaves;  marbled endpapers;  blue silk bookmark;  John Ferguson’s note “Bound by Derome” on front free endpaper.   Size:  360 x 265 mm.
Leaf size: 353 x 249 mm.
Annotations: A few marginal annotations in the Table;  brief note at the head of cap. xii on x8v;  note “Imprimé vers 1520 m’a dit Mr le Clerc ...” and shelfmark "19/1 A.5." on front flyleaf;  pencil numbers “309” and “1.10.1” on front free endpaper, which also contains Ferguson's acquisition date (see Provenance) followed by his note "For description see Trans. Archaeol. Soc. Glasgow, 1883, II, 256.";  note “Collated Perfect” on rear free endpaper, followed by indecipherable words (possibly a name and a date).
Decoration: Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  twelve of the twenty woodcuts coloured by hand, mainly in purple, green, yellow and brown.
Imperfections: Wanting the title-leaf.

Coloured woodcut illustration in Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum