Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae.
[Reutlingen: Michael Greyff, ca. 1486]
4to. [1-58 66].  leaves, the first blank.
Woodcut initial “I” on a4r.
ISTC im00556000; Goff M556; Polain(B) 2704; BSB-Ink M-378.
BSB-Ink dates [ca. 1483].
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson Al-c.10 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Wilfrid Michael Voynich (1865-1930), bookseller, London: sold book to John Ferguson; printed catalogue slip from a Voynich catalogue (item 3667, price £5.5.0) tipped onto front pastedown.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: Ferguson’s pencil note of his supplier on rear pastedown “Voynich” and date of purchase on front pastedown “John Ferguson 18 Nov. 1902”.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||France, 19th-century marbled paper-covered boards; gilt spine title; 19th-century printer’s waste (French text) visible as spine strengthener; sprinkled blue-edged leaves; two bookplates removed from front pastedown. Size: 192 x 132 mm.|
|Leaf size:||187 x 126 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand (many cropped); occasional interlinear annotations and corrections; occasional “nota” marks and underlining.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the first blank leaf.|