Lilius, Zacharias: De origine et laudibus scientiarum.

Add:  Contra Antipodes.   De miseria hominis et contemptu mundi.   De generibus ventorum.   Vita Caroli Magni.

Florence:  Francesco Bonaccorsi, for Piero Pacini, 7 Apr. 1496.
4to.   a-c8 d6 e-g8 h10 i8.   [72] leaves.
Woodcuts;  woodcut initials;  woodcut devices.
ISTC il00221000;  GW M18360;  Goff L221;  BMC VI 675 (IA. 27630);  Bod-inc L-110;  CIBN L-172.

GIP number: L23
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.14 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: i8r, line 22:  “Emendata poſt impreſſionē” (not present in some copies).
Provenance: George C. Harvey (d. before 1885):  armorial bookplate on front pastedown with manuscript date 1831;  “a gentleman long resident in Rome” according to the sale catalogue, Catalogue of the library of the late George C. Harvey ... (London:  Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 16 Jan. 1885);  lot 283, sold to Quaritch for £0.6.0 according to the annotated British Library copy of the sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 883(2);  the Bodleian copy of the auction catalogue has an annotation on the title-page noting that Harvey’s library was “left to his nephew, the Rev. H.A. Harvey of Ch. Ch., who sells them” - see Bod-inc, vol. 6, p. 2874.
Rev. Henry Auber Harvey (1824-1910), M.A., Christ Church, Oxford:  see above.
Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), bookseller, London:  acting as John Ferguson's agent.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  purchased via Quaritch;  Ferguson’s pencil acquisition date on bookplate “JF 19 Jan. 1885” and his pencil bibliographical note on front free endpaper, together with his note concerning another copy “In Rosenthal’s Catalogue No. 100 Jan.-Feb. 1899 it is numbered 989a, & priced 900 Marks, £45!”
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: 19th-century buff paper-covered boards, parchment spine, leather title labels;  sprinkled green-edged leaves.   Size:  195 x 142 mm.
Leaf size: 190 x 133 mm.
Annotations: Brief marginal annotations in a humanist hand and underlining on i1 (De generibus ventorum);  price(?) “1. 1-” in pencil on front free endpaper;  pencil annotation on front pastedown “Pt”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: a1 torn at lower outer corner, with slight loss of text on a1v.


Woodcut map of the world in Lilio, Zaccaria: De origine et laudibus scientiarum et al