Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae.

[Cologne:  Ulrich Zel, ca. 1495]
4to.   a-c8 d-e6.   [36] leaves (e6 blank).
ISTC im00562500;  GW M23286;  IGI 6422.

IGI dates [ca. 1492].

GIP number: M45
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Ferguson Al-b.48 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Prince Baldassarre Ludovisi Boncompagni (1821-1894), historian of mathematics and Italian aristocrat:  item 146 “Legato in cartone coperto di carta color caffè e latte” in Enrico Narducci, Catalogo di edizioni del secolo XV le quali fanno parte dell' insigne biblioteca appartenuta alla chiara memoria del Principe D. Baldassarre Boncompagni (Roma:  1896);  pencil note by John Ferguson on rear pastedown “Boncompagni sale 1381”.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow:  presumably bought at the Boncompagni sale (1898).
University of Glasgow:  Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
Binding: Italy, 19th-century buff paper-covered boards;  shelf-mark "99 N 63" in red ink on spine;  three numbered labels on spine:  “9165” (printed), “Nn II. 24.” (printed), “1381” (manuscript).   Size:  189 x 132 mm.
Leaf size: 185 x 129 mm.
Annotations: Nota mark on a5v;  underlining on a8r;  four 19th-century pencil numbers on front pastedown  “5914”, “5970”, “4487”, “9165” (the first three scored through).
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf e6.

Title-page of Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae