Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum [Spanish]. El libro de las propriedades de las cosas.
Translated by Vicente de Burgos.
Toulouse: Henricus Mayer, 18 Sept. 1494.
Fol. a6 2a8 b-m8 n-o6 A-M8 aa6 bb-ee8 ff-gg6 hh-oo8 pp4.  leaves.
Woodcuts; woodcut initials; woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC ib00150000; Goff B150; BMC VIII 360; Bod-inc B-070; GW 3424.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson Ag-y.22 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||2a1r, line 1: “Comienca ...” not “Comiença ...” as in BMC and GW.|
|Provenance:||Vachiller/Bachiller (16th century): inscription ‘Vachiller [...]’ on pp4v.
Sanctullano (18th century): ‘Compro este libro al licenc[ia]do sepulueda y costo me catorce Reales [...] sanctullano [...]’ on pp4v.
Sepúlveda (18th century): see above.
Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), bookseller, London
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow University: ‘John Ferguson 27 January 1899 BQ’ in pencil on front pastedown; source unknown.
Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||19th-century marbled paper-covered boards, gold-tooled calf spine with red leather title label; sprinkled red-edged leaves. Size: 312 x 242 mm.|
|Leaf size:||302 x 231 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in Spanish in a 17th-century hand (profuse on bb7r "Del elebor"); occasional underlining, “nota” marks and pointing hands; 19th-century pencil numbers on front pastedown “1498” and “31494”; 19th-century price code in pencil on rear pastedown “£Of”.|
|Decoration:||Calligraphic nine-line initial “P” supplied in brown ink on A1r; calligraphic three-line initial “E” supplied on cc3v; faded drawing in brown ink on a1r (title-page) of a dog pursuing a duck; marginal drawing of two hens on F3v; woodcut printer’s device on pp4v crudely decorated in brown ink.|