Gerson, Johannes: De cognitione castitatis et de pollutionibus diurnis; Forma absolutionis sacramentalis.
[Cologne: Ulrich Zell, ca. 1467]
4to. [18 28 (2/8+χ1)].  leaves.
ISTC ig00194000; GW 10728; Goff G194; Bod-inc G-095; CIBN G-148; BSB-Ink G-148.
Dated [ca. 1468] in GW.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.23 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||Bound (the second item) with and probably issued together with: Johannes Gerson, De pollutione nocturna [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, ca. 1467] (G35, Goff G255).|
|Note:||Four printer's pinholes visible throughout.|
|Note:||In this copy the superfluous blank conjugate with 2/χ1 has not been cut away.|
|Variant:||Variant reading in the incipit on 1/1r, line 3: without the word “de” present in the GW transcription.|
|Provenance:||Georg Franz Burkhard Kloss (1787-1854), physician, Frankfurt: book label “Georgius Kloss, M.D. Francofurti ad Moenum” on front pastedown; lot 1699 in Catalogue of the library of Dr. Kloss, of Franckfort a M. ... (London: Sotheby, 1835).
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: Ferguson’s acquisition and bibliographical note on front pastedown “John Ferguson London May 4 1882. The blank leaves are a feature in this very scarce book. Before 1470.”
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||Germany, 19th-century half brown goatskin, marbled sides; pale blue endpapers; partial early title on fore-edge in ink suggesting that this and its companion had probably once been bound up with another or other works. Size: 217 x 155 mm.|
|Leaf size:||213 x 148 mm.|
|Annotations:||A few marginal annotations in an early hand on 1/1r, 1/1v and 1/2r.|
|Decoration:||Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.|