Hermes Trismegistus: De potestate et sapientia Dei.

Translated by Marsilius Ficinus.

Venice:  Damianus de Mediolano, de Gorgonzola, 10 May 1493.
4to.   a-h4.   [32] leaves.
ISTC ih00081000;  Goff H81;  BMC V 543;  GW 12314.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.19 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: S.M.M.:  unidentified Italian(?) 16th/17th-century woodcut book stamp on a1r:  within an oval cartouche of winged heads and winged caryatids, the initials “‧S‧ ‧M‧ ‧M‧” and the resurrected Christ holding a banner.
Wilfrid Michael Voynich (1865-1930), bookseller, London:  ‘N22 231’ in pencil on front pastedown i.e. item 231, price £2.10.0, in Catalogue of old and rare books, no. 22 (London: 1907).
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, Glasgow University:  ‘JF Jan 7 1908’ in pencil on front pastedown;  ‘wmv’ in pencil on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 18th-century half vellum, decorated paper sides;  spine title in ink.   Size:  226 x 170 mm.
Leaf size: 212 x 158 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations (some cropped) - mainly extracting keywords - in two 16th-century hands;  ‘No 172’ in ink on front pastedown;  number ‘2.328’ in ink on a1r;  ‘SC615’ in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

Page of text with woodcut book stamp from 'De potestate et sapientia Dei'. Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.19.