Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae.

[Passau:  Johann Petri, ca. 1487-88].
4to.   a-c8 d6 e8 f6.   [44] leaves.
ISTC im00559000;  GW M23296;  Goff M559;  BMC II 616 (IA. 11338);  BSB-Ink M-384.

GIP number: M41
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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Front cover of Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae