Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae.
[Passau: Johann Petri, ca. 1487-88].
4to. a-c8 d6 e8 f6.  leaves.
ISTC im00559000; GW M23296; Goff M559; BMC II 616 (IA. 11338); BSB-Ink M-384.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-e.20 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||The title “Phiſonomia Michaelis ſcoti” on a1r has been excised and is now mounted on a flyleaf.|
|Provenance:||Georg Franz Burkhard Kloss (1787-1854), physician, Frankfurt am Main: lot 3280 in Catalogue of the library of Dr. Kloss of Franckfort a.M ... (London: Sotheby, 1835), according to pencil note by John Ferguson "Kloss' copy. Cat. 3280" on front flyleaf (attributed in the Kloss catalogue to the press of Conrad Zeniger, Nuremberg, 1480).
Jean-Baptiste, abbé, chevalier de Bearzi (18th/19th century): on front flyleaf "E bibliotheca Eq. de Bearzi, auction lege vendita Lipsiae 16 April 1855".
Edward Stibbs (19th century), bookseller, London: sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: Ferguson's pencil acquisition note on verso of front free endpaper "JF July 10 1883 From E. Stibbs, London".
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||Germany, 19th-century half russet goatskin, blue marbled-paper boards; gold-tooled spine; decorative endpapers; yellow-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 190 x 141 mm.|
|Leaf size:||184 x 133 mm.|
|Annotations:||Very occasional brief marginal annotations and nota marks; traces of underlining, mostly washed out; number "39" in a 19th-century hand on front free endpaper; 18th-century note on the author mounted on front flyleaf.|