Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae.

[Lyons:  Nicolaus Philippi and Marcus Reinhart, ca. 1478]
4to.   [1-88].   [64] leaves.
ISTC im00551500;  GW M23292;  BSB-Ink M-377;  H 14548*;  IGI 6418.

GIP number: M34
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson An-c.20 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Micer Royo (fl. 18th century):  on 5/7v (f. 39v) annotation (slightly cropped) in capitals “Este libro es de Micer Royo”.
Michel Chasles (1793-1880), French mathematician and Académicien:  lot 1189 in Catalogue de la bibliothèque scientifique ... de feu M. Michel Chasles (Paris:  Claudin, 1881).
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  purchased at the Chasles sale 1 Aug. 1881 according to Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown “JF 1. 8. 81 Chasles Sale 1189”.
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: France, 19th-century marbled boards, cloth spine;  paper title label with gilt lettering;  date “1485” at foot of spine.   Size:  207 x 160 mm.
Leaf size: 199 x 151 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal notes in Latin in various early hands;  a few marginal annotations in Spanish (18th century);  some underlining, manicules and nota marks.
Decoration: Initials, paragraph marks and line fillers supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.


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