Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae.
[Venice: Johannes Baptista Sessa, 1490]
4to. a-f6 g4.  leaves, the last blank.
ISTC im00561000; Goff M561; Walsh 2040.
Imprint from ISTC; also tentatively recorded as from the press of [Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio], and the press of [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis] - ISTC. IGI and Walsh date ca. 1500.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson Al-a.71 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Bertram Ashburnham (1797-1878), 4th Earl of Ashburnham: Ashburnham library shelfmark “19.F.” in red ink on front pastedown - see De Ricci, p. 135; also on front pastedown “1851 Catal: S.” in black ink; lot 3357 in 'The Ashburnham Library: catalogue of the magnificent collection of printed books ... of the ... Earl of Ashburnham. Third and final portion' (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1898) - sold for £0.7.0 to Ellis & Elvey according to list of prices and purchasers at end of catalogue.
Ellis & Elvey, booksellers, 29 New Bond Street, London: sold book to John Ferguson.
John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: purchased from Ellis & Elvey 22 Nov. 1898 according to Ferguson’s pencil acquisition notes on front and rear pastedowns; Ferguson’s note of the Ashburnham lot number on front pastedown and “Ashburnham copy” on rear pastedown.
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||19th-century dark blue paper-covered boards and spine; spine not titled; remains of a paper lot or inventory ticket on spine; the binding is in exactly the same style as that on another incunable edition of the Liber physiognomiae [Basel: Michael Wenssler, ca. 1485] in the Ferguson collection (shelfmark Al-a.23). Partial early title in ink on fore-edge indicating that this was once bound with another or other works. Size: 211 x 163 mm.|
|Leaf size:||208 x 153 mm.|
|Annotations:||Single letter corrected on b4r; price code in pencil on rear pastedown “Q/h/-”.|