Benedictus de Nursia: De conservatione sanitatis.

With additions by Johannes Philippus de Lignamine.

Rome:  Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, 14 Jan. 1475.
4to.   [12 2-910 108 11-1510].   [140] leaves, the last blank.
ISTC ib00313000;  Goff B313;  CIBN B-217;  BMC IV 34;  GW 3818.

Author's name also recorded as Benedictus Riguardatus. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.37 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: GW and BMC describe variant issues:  a quarto in 140 leaves (with Lignamine's letter of dedication, intended for copies issued with the De venenis of Petrus de Abano, Goff P439) or an octavo without the dedication in 138 leaves.   This copy agrees with the corrected GW transcriptions of the quarto edition as given in CIBN B-217.
Provenance: Adamo di Rotenhan (fl. 1632), of Florence:  “Adami Rotenhani Florentini” on 15/9v (f. 139v) and a similar inscription on 1/1v.
Wilfrid Michael Voynich (1865-1930), bookseller, London.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow University:  "JF June 1910" in pencil on front pastedown;  note of his supplier "WMV" in pencil on rear pastedown.
Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Italy(?), 17th-century vellum;  manuscript spine title;  sprinkled brown-edged leaves.   Size:  187 x 126 mm.
Leaf size: 182 x 120 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal notes in a 17th-century hand;  chapter numbers “Primus-50” added in the same hand in upper margins up to 9/8 (f. 80);  foliated "i-i3i" from 2/6-15/9 (ff. 8-139) in the same hand, with one leaf bypassed;  first 40 leaves signed A-H4 in the same hand, which has also added a manuscript title and imprint to the blank page 1/1r;  frequent underlining;  occasional "nota" marks and pointing hands;  19th/20th-century price "£12" and number "a3814" in pencil on front pastedown;  also on front pastedown a 19th/20th-century annotation in ink "[...] L.L. N. 14963".
Decoration: Opening initial of each chapter supplied in brown ink.
Imperfections: None.

 

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